Can we stop Safari from tracking us?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dawgfan, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    It would appear Safari uses our online viewing info to provide data for ads to populate other sites we visit.

    I see ads for flashlights on FB that are the same as a makers site I visited once. Anyone else see this happening?

    Is there a setting I can adjust to have it not do this?

    Matter of fact, the top of this very page contains an ad for that same exact brand flashlight.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Try installing the "Ghostery" extension for Safari which will help protect your privacy and keep the ad tracking in check.
     
  3. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    Thank you. Just installed. Will reply after using for a bit.

    PS - this site has the most trackers so far at 11.
     
  4. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    Working like a champ. Thank you for the help!
     
  5. Rocco83 macrumors 6502

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    You can also install and ad blocker so you at least feel like you have a modicum of privacy from the targeted ads.
     

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