How to check if Do Not Track is enabled in your browser or not [Guide]

So you have enabled Do Not Track in your browser, but you want to confirm that it has actually been enabled. How do you find out? Easy — you read the following handy dandy guide that shows you how to check if Do Not Track is enabled in your browser or not.

Take note the following method works for any and all browsers, that includes Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.

Is Do Not Track enabled for me?

To check if Do Not Track is enabled in your browser, open the browser in which you enabled Do Not Track or the browser that you want to see if Do Not Track is enabled or not. Once you have opened the browser, visit this website and look to the right side of the page. If Do Not Track is enabled in your browser, you should see the following:

If Do Not Track is not enabled in your browser, you should see the following:

Take note that while the website linked above is Mozilla’s website, the Do Not Track checker you find there works on all browsers — not just Firefox.

Conclusion

If you have Do Not Track enabled, good for you! If you don’t, read dotTech’s guide on how to enable Do Not Track on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera to enable Do Not Track today.

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    Be careful, just because you have “DO NOT TRACK” enabled does not mean much. From The DoNotTrack.Us website, maintained by Stanford and Princeton researchers Jonathan Mayer and Arvind Narayanan who are affiliated with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
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    While some third parties have committed to honor Do Not Track, many more have not. In February 2012, the major online advertising trade groups pledged at the White House to support Do Not Track by year-end; that promise remains unfulfilled. Efforts to standardize Do Not Track in the World Wide Web Consortium have resulted in deadlock, despite frequent urging by American and European policymakers.
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