Turn On and Off Do Not Track in Google Chrome on HTC One M8

Edited by Thor, Rushell, Eng, VC

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to turn on and off the Do Not Track Setting in Google Chrome on an HTC One M8.



Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the Power button located on the top of the phone
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    Once the phone has been activated, we will see the lock screen
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    To unlock the phone, swipe the screen upwards
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    Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see several icons
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    It is one of these icons that we now need to access in order to open Applications folder.
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    We need the icon at the bottom of the home screen and in the middle
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    It is a grid of white dots. Press down on this icon, and it will open our "Apps" folder.
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    In this folder, we need to find the Google "Chrome" application
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    It has the Google Chrome icon, which is a circle made up of several different colors. Underneath, there is the word "Chrome". This icon may be located anywhere in the "Apps" folder.
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    Once it has been found, press down on the Google "Chrome" icon to enter the application
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    Once Google Chrome is open, we need the icon located at the top right-hand corner of the screen
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    There are three small black dots in a vertical line. Press down on this icon, and it will open a menu.
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    Scroll down on the menu until we can see the word "Settings"
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    This is the option we want, so press down on that.
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    Now that the "Settings" menu has appeared, we can scroll down to the "Advanced" section
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    It says the word "Advanced" in blue.
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    The first option in this section is "Privacy"
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    This is the section we want, so press down on the word "Privacy".
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    Now, it's opened up our "Privacy" menu
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    We want the option close to the bottom that says, "Do Not Track"
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    Underneath that it says, "Off", indicating that this option is currently turned off. Press down on this section.
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    This will open the "Do Not Track" option
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    It is currently "Off", as we have previously seen. It says "Off" at the top left corner of the screen, and the icon across from it on the right is gray.
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    On this screen, it also says, "Enabling 'Do Not Track" means that a request will be included with your browsing traffic
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    Any effect depends on whether a website responds to the request, and how the request is interpreted. For example, some websites may respond to this request by showing you ads that aren't based on other websites that you've visited. Many websites will still collect and use your browsing data - for example to improve security, to provide content, ads and recommendations on their websites, and to generate reporting statistics." Therefore, as we can see, even if this option is activated, a lot of websites will still track our information. However, some of them won't be able to, and they won't be able to give us personalized adverts. It depends on our specific needs and desires if we want to activate this option or not.
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    To activate this option, press down on switch on the upper right side of the screen
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    This will change the switch to blue, and it will say "On" across from the switch on the left side of the screen. That means this option is now activated, and we have enabled the Do Not Track mode. This will try and stop advertisers, cookies, and websites from tracking our location and web usage.
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    To turn this option "Off" again, just press down on the now blue switch on the top right side of the screen
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    This will turn the switch tray again, and it will say "Off" on the top left side of the screen. Now, this option is deactivated.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to turn on and off the Do Not Track setting in Google Chrome on an HTC One M8
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    If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or about the process that you have witnessed in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them for you.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Rushell, Thor

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