Browser anonymization functions compared
The major web browsers claim to protect users against data collectors and the advertising industry; however, promises are often quite different from reality.
Browsers should send do-not-track information, even though most sites ignore it. Another useful addition is a built-in ad banner and pop-up blocker. The ability to disable sending the referrer and browser ID and to delete all data collected while surfing (cookies, history, and so on) when you exit the program are also important considerations.
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