When you think of your own personal information, the first thing you may think of is how much of it is being collected and stored by the Internet.
But in reality, that data is collected and shared by a lot of people—especially businesses.
That data is used for various purposes—and not always in the most efficient manner.
When your smartphone gets stuck in traffic, the next thing to be shared with the rest of the world is the data that your device collected about the vehicle’s location, the speed at which it traveled, and so on.
What you may not know is that even though most of the information you share online is anonymized (meaning you can’t see it in a data-mining report), the information that your devices send to your online contacts is not.
And that’s not even including all the data collected about you by your ISP.
So how can you prevent the Internet from invading the privacy of your personal information?
You can do it by changing your browser settings to block cookies, a method of gathering information that’s commonly used by many web browsers to gather information about how users interact with the site they’re visiting.
The best way to block them is to enable a secure cookie-free mode, which requires you to set your browser to disable all cookies.
But this isn’t going to do much if you’re still using a web browser that has a cookie-friendly mode enabled, such as Chrome or Firefox.
That means you’re going to need to change the settings on your browser itself.
In most browsers, the most basic option is to disable a cookie.
But you can do more to make sure that all the information on your device is private.
To do this, open up your browser’s options menu, then click the Options button.
You’ll see a section called Advanced, then a button labeled “Advanced Options.”
If you see a checkbox next to the “Privacy & Security” button, this is where you can select a setting that allows your browser, and its extensions, to automatically opt out of tracking cookies.
The most common way to do this is by adding a preference to your browser or extension.
This will tell your browser that it can’t send data to third parties.
For example, you can enable the “Do not send web site tracking information” option by clicking the Advanced button next to “Web site tracking.”
If your browser does not automatically enable “Do Not Send Web Site Tracking information,” it can be disabled by clicking “Show advanced options” in the browser’s Options menu.
It’s also possible to turn on the “Disable Web Site tracking” setting.
The default setting in Firefox, Opera, and Chrome will not allow your browser (or extensions) to send cookies.
To change this, right-click the address bar, then choose Options.
The Advanced options screen will then show you the “Preferences” menu, where you’ll find the “Advanced options” section.
Under “Prefetching” you’ll see the “Web page” and “Prefilter settings.”
In the “Cookies” section, you’ll notice a “Use the Web Site’s Cookie” checkbox.
Click that to enable the browser to send all the cookies it has collected about your browsing behavior to your web browser.
Once that’s done, you’re done.
If your web browsing activity is tracking you, you may be able to turn off the tracking by adding an additional preference to the browser, or you can turn off cookies altogether by unchecking the box in the “Allow all cookies” box.
If you’re using Firefox, you might also want to add a checkmark next to each time you visit a website that collects information about your visit, such, Google Analytics.
You can also disable tracking by opening the Firefox Privacy & Security settings.
This section will also let you opt out from sending the tracking cookies your browser collects.
If all else fails, you could also try disabling all cookies altogether.
You may need to tweak your settings a bit to make it work, but it’s always a good idea to check these options when you first launch a new tab.
There’s a whole lot of information that comes with each cookie you visit, including information about the website you’re visiting, which pages you’ve visited, how long you’ve been there, and more.
You might also need to disable your Internet Explorer’s “Allow cookies” option.
If that’s the case, you should also turn off your “Allow websites to collect” setting, which will let websites send information to the Internet through your browser without you ever knowing.