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Turn "Do Not Track" on or off

When turned on, a request will be sent to a website to not have your browsing data collected or tracked. However, what happens to your data depends on how a website responds to the request.

Many websites will still collect and use your browsing data to improve security, provide content, services, ads and recommendations on their websites, and generate reporting statistics. Chrome doesn't provide details of which websites and web services respect Do Not Track requests and how websites interpret them. 

You can turn the Do Not Track feature on or off. It's turned off by default. This option isn't available for iPhones or iPads because of technical limitations. 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome. 
  2. In the top right, click the icon you see: Menu Menu or More More.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.
  5. Under "Privacy," check or uncheck Do Not Track.
Android phone or tablet
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome app
  2. Tap More More > Settings > (Advanced) Privacy.
  3. Tap Do Not Track.



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