Browsers are, thankfully, making it harder for advertisers to track you around the web. The latest versions of Mozilla’s Firefox, for example, block ads and trackers by default. Now, iOS 11 users can also disable ad tracking on their phones and tablets.
This move by Apple was heavily criticized by ad companies. Apple’s response:
“Ad tracking technology has become so pervasive that it is possible for ad tracking companies to recreate the majority of a person’s web browsing history. This information is collected without permission and is used for ad re-targeting, which is how ads follow people around the internet.”
How to Disable Ad Tracking in Safari on iOS 11
If you regularly use Safari on your phone, here’s how to stop websites from tracking you around the web:
- Go to Settings > Safari.
- Under Privacy and Security make sure that Ask Websites Not to Track Me is toggled on.
There are also steps you can take to stop social networks like Facebook from tracking you around the web, even if you’re not logged in.
What do you think of Apple’s decision to make it easier to block trackers? Is it a setting you are going to keep toggled on? Let us know in the comments.