What do we mean by "tracker"? Are cookies and trackers the same thing?? A cookie is a text file that a website downloads to your browser as you are visiting it. The stored information acts like a "unique identifier" that helps a website "remember" you when you visit next time around. It is therefore a kind of tracker. While cookies are the most commonly known form of online tracking, there are many other techniques used to track people's online activity. We use the term tracker as a general term that includes commands, scripts or cookies, embedded in websites or mobile application. We do our best not to block trackers that are necessary for a good user experience (display content, fonts, widget, API..).
Where can I find it
How can I use it
- If the toggle "BLOCK" shows some red then all the trackers active on this website are blocked
- To allow them, tap on the toggle --> it turns green.
Trackers are known to call/invoke other trackers. This is how you some websites can get more than a 100 trackers running at a time!
In addition to being intrusive and a privacy risk, trackers are generating additional data traffic. They are consuming data/bandwidth which may impair your user experience (loading time, delays) and can be quite expensive (cellular data consumption).
Blocking trackers can also help avoid malware.