Google Chrome 23 arrives, brings Do Not Track support
6th Nov 2012 | 20:49
All major browsers now supporting DNT
Chrome 23, available to download now, has followed rival browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera in allowing users to choose whether websites and advertisers can track their online activities.
"This latest release also includes an option to send a "do not track" request to websites and web services," read a post on the official Google Chrome Blog.
"The effectiveness of such requests is dependent on how websites and services respond, so Google is working with others on a common way to respond to these requests in the future."
Microsoft was the first to adopt the standard when it made DNT the default protocol in Internet Explorer 10, while other rivals quickly followed suit.
Given that Google makes a decent chunk of its cash from advertisers paying the company to throw targeted commercials at users, it's little surprise that Google has taken a little longer to climb on board.
Chrome 23 also gives users the opportunity to control the unique permissions of some sites (access to your location, camera, microphone, etc.) by clicking the lock icon within the URL bar.