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WEB TRACKING PROTECTION
This section provides information on how Kaspersky Internet Security can protect you against tracking of your online
activity.
IN THIS SECTION
About Private Browsing ................................................................................................................................................... 62
Configuring Private Browsing .......................................................................................................................................... 63
Blocking tracking services by category............................................................................................................................ 63
Allowing activity tracking on chosen websites ................................................................................................................. 64
Viewing the report on requests to tracking services ........................................................................................................ 64
Managing the Private Browsing component in a web browser ........................................................................................ 65
ABOUT PRIVATE BROWSING
Protection against online activity tracking is provided by the Private Browsing component.
When you are online, the Private Browsing component detects requests sent by the web browser to tracking services
when you download pages that contain program code and HTML markup designed for tracking. Tracking services use
information from these requests to analyze your activity and can use analysis results to show you relevant
advertisements.
In detection mode, the Private Browsing component lets you view reports about requests to tracking services that have
been detected. This mode is enabled by default.
In blocking mode, in addition to generating reports the Private Browsing component modifies requests to and responses
from tracking services in a way that protects you from tracking of your online activity. Blocking of requests and blocking
of tracking services hereinafter means the aforementioned modification of requests to and responses from tracking
services.
You can manage the Private Browsing component directly in the web browser (see the section "Managing the Private
Browsing component in a web browser" on page 65).
Private Browsing has the following limitations:
The application does not block tracking services of the "Social networks" category while you are on the website
of the relevant social network.
If the web page from which the request to the tracking service originated could not be determined, Kaspersky
Internet Security does not block this tracking service and does not display information about the request sent to
this service.
If the web page from which the request to the tracking service originated could be determined but could not be
matched to any web page currently open in the web browser, Kaspersky Internet Security applies to this request
the action specified in the Private Browsing settings (detects or blocks it). The application displays information
about this request in reports but does not include this request in the Private Browsing statistics displayed in the
web browser.
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