Control Your Web Tracking
Guaranteed Rate understands your desire for privacy and that’s why we’ve provided some tracking facts along with the necessary tools to control your browser settings.
Web browsers and websites use your net surfing habits to create a profile of sorts. For some, the type of information offered up while surfing is welcomed – a smart browse of sorts. However, for others the gathering of personal surfing habits is simply too personal.
What is tracking?
When surfing the internet, using any browser, websites can install trackers onto your machine. These trackers tell businesses about your preferences in products and services. The point is to learn about your habits and offer information and ads tailored specific to your wants and desires. For example, have you ever shopped for a specific item then all of a sudden this item is showing up in ads on every site you visit? Those are trackers hard at work.
Learn more about trackers and how it impacts your online privacy.
How do I control tracking settings?
Every web browser is different so you’ll have to visit the appropriate site for your preferred browser:
- Chrome: Chrome's privacy settings
- Firefox: How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature?
- Safari: Ask websites not to track you
- Explorer: Use Do Not Track in Internet Explorer