How To Enable the Google Chrome Do Not Track Feature

Google Chrome is the latest browser to add the Do Not Track (DNT) feature in a recent update. Here’s how to enable it to add more privacy and security.

Google Chrome is the latest browser to incorporate the Do Not Track (DNT) feature in a recent update. Sites that you visit to collect data to serve you ads based on your interests and demographics. The DNT option blocks sites from collecting that data about the sites you visit.

Important: DNT  doesn’t ’t protect you on sites that ignore the Do Not Track request. But if you like to keep your browsing more private, you’ll want to enable the option.

Enable Do Not Track in Chrome

Previously you could enable DNT in Chrome via an extension, but now it’s included by default with the new update. To enable DNT, click the Options button (three dots) at the top right corner of Chrome and select Settings.


On the Settings page, scroll down to the “Privacy and security” section and click Cookies and other site data.

cookies and other site data

Then scroll down and turn on the “Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic” switch.


A message explaining what DNT is comes up, after reading it click Confirm and close out of the Settings tab.

dnt msg chrome

For more information about Do Not Track and how to enable it in other browsers, check out these articles:



  1. Jim Carney

    November 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks ! I saw DNT, but didn’t know what it was.I didn’t know you could stop or stall the eye in the sky.

  2. DblD

    November 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    By far the simplest way to do this is to open a new tab and paste following :

  3. PS Doff

    April 5, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Newer versions of Chrome have it buried under Settings/Privacy and Security/Site Settings/more

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