STOP WEB TRACKERS
Nate Drake explores how to use the Ghostery browser extension and protect your privacy when surfing online.
Nate Drake discovers how to use the Ghostery browser extension and protect your privacy when surfing online.
Many websites you visit are tracking you through placing small files named ‘cookies’ on your computer. This helps them gather information about your browsing habits and target you with adverts. Data collection tools (known as ‘trackers’) can be very intrusive. If you wanted a quote for life assurance for instance, would you want an insurance website to know that you’d been browsing books on Amazon about quitting smoking?
Luckily, a Microsoft Edge browser extension called Ghostery can help stop you from being tracked online, blocking communications with such companies while still enabling you to surf the web. Better yet, it displays a handy purple list of companies that have tried to track you, as well as what information they’re after. Install it today to make sure your web history stays private and keep monitoring it regularly.