Does Google Analytics honor Do Not Track?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by SuperSapien, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. SuperSapien

    SuperSapien Registered Member

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    I recently white-listed Google Analytics in NoScript so that I can see search results on GooglePlay, but now it white-listed on every website.:(
    Although I have the Do Not Track option enabled in Firefox plus Disconnect, Ublock Origin and Request Policy are installed. So do I have any reason to be concerned about Google tracking me? So does Google honor Do Not Track?
     
  2. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    I think these companies will only "honor" something if a court decides so. With this in mind, you could use Google's services only on a Firejailed Tor, making it so that all changes disappear after you close the browser (with "firejail --private-home=" command). I do this with Facebook and Google. I don't mind them tracking my PC since it's been siting on my room for several years now, but I wouldn't want them sniffing on my other traffic and/or passwords, this firejailed browser has no configuration at all (apart from a few addons).
     
  3. Nebulus

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    I'm concerned by default about Google tracking. As for Do Not Track, even if they say they do honor it, would you trust them?
     
  4. SuperSapien

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    Well I don't trust Tor mainly because I don't know to properly configure it securely. But I just installed Privacy Badger and it configured to block Google Analytics. So hopefully that reduces some of the Google tracking.

    Good point Nebulus.
     
  5. inka

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    Instead of globally whitelisting via noscript,
    you can open RequestPolicy preferences and create a narrow rule in the Origins-To-Destinations pref tab.
    Allow to google-analytics.com from only play.google.com (or, perhaps a bit broader: from google.com)
     
  6. SuperSapien

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    It appears that RequestPolicy is already doing that, so I guess I have nothing to worry about.
    Thanks.:)
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
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