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What is tracking and AVG Do Not Track?

AVG offers a Do Not Track feature that lets you articulate your decision not to be tracked by some websites, applications and advertising networks.

AVG Do Not Track helps you identify websites that are collecting data about your online activities. An icon in your browser shows the websites or advertisers collecting data about your activity and gives you the choice to allow or disallow it. The supported web browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

There are three types of data collection activities recognized by AVG Do Not Track:

  • Web analytics: Services used to improve the performance and experience of the respective website. Web analytics are allowed by default.
  • Social buttons: Elements designed for improving the social-networking experience. Social buttons are served from the social networks to the site you are visiting. They can collect data about your online activity while you are logged-in. Examples of Social buttons include: Facebook Social Plugins, Twitter Button, Google +1. Social buttons are allowed by default.
  • Ad networks: Services that collect or share data about your online activity on multiple sites, either directly or indirectly, to offer you personalized Ads unlike of content-based Ads. This is determined based on the privacy policy of each Ad network as available on their website. Some ad networks are blocked by default.

You can either block or allow individual services directly in the AVG Do Not Track interface, or manage settings for all of them together.

For each service, AVG Do Not Track provides you with additional information about their privacy policy as well as a direct link to Opt-out from their service, if that is available.

In addition, AVG Do Not Track supports the W3C DNT protocol to automatically notify sites that you don’t want to be tracked. This notification is enabled by default, but can be changed at any time.

AVG Do Not Track is provided under these terms and conditions.

AVG Do Not Track is enabled by default, but can be easily disabled at any time. Instructions can be found in the FAQ article “Disabling the AVG Do Not Track feature.”.

trackers on page

You can either block or allow individual service directly in the AVG Do Not Track interface, or manage settings for all services:

  1. Open AVG Do Not Track by clicking its icon on your browser bar.
    icon on your browser bar
  2. By clicking the eye icon at each particular service, you can block or allow it; alternatively, you can use the Block All / Unblock All button.
    eye icon
  3. To manage all services at once, click Settings at the bottom of the AVG Do Not Track interface, select the services to be blocked, and then click Save to save the changes.
The supported web browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.