Does the Do Not Track setting in browsers actually do anything?

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rcook12
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Not too much, but to echo jimlynch's sentiment, it's a start.  It's a voluntary thing on the part of advertisers, so if they don't want to respect your "DNT" request, they don't have to.  I think only a few actually pay it any attention.  Twitter does, if I recall correctly.   And I think Google+ and Facebook does as well.  But don't mistakenly think that it works for everything or that you are surfing anonymously, DNT doesn't do that.  You might want to consider private or incognito browser settings to gain a little more privacy, since that ensures no cookies are saved for each session.   

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