Do Not Track

A few years ago the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) created a mechanism for browsers to inform web servers that they would not like to be tracked. This is accomplished by including a DNT (Do Not Track) header with web requests.

The DNT header doesn't really provide any privacy because most web servers ignore it. For example, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook all ignore at least some DNT headers. Beginning with version 3.8, Privacy Browser no longer has the option to send a DNT header.

URL Modification

Privacy Browser removes tracking ID sections of URLs, like ?utm_ from Google Analytics and ?fbclick= from Facebook. URL modification can be turned off in the settings if it is causing issues.