When you visit a website, it often leaves cookies in your browser which help with the loading times of the website when you visit it next. While this is helpful, there are times when these cookies do something else: they track your browsing.
These tracking cookies spy on your browsing and compromise your privacy. The information can be sued to serve you relevant ads or it could be misused by hackers to penetrate your system. Therefore it is in your best interest to find out and block the cookies that are tracking your web surfing.
While this task might not be so easy other web browsers, on Google Chrome you have a tool just for this purpose; it is called Collusion.
Collusion for Chrome is a browser extension that finds out who is tracking your web browsing. The extension adds its icon in your browser’s address bar. As you surf the web, the extension monitors all known tracking websites and automatically blocks them. You can click on the icon to view how the services of various websites you visit are interlinked and which service have been blocked or allowed.
Each service appears in a circular icon. Click on any service and its details will be shown in the left pane of the window that drops when you click on the extension’s icon.
You also have the option to block or unblock all known tracking websites.
Overall, Collusion is a very powerful tool for Chrome users that helps in maintaining their online anonymity. Add to that a visually appealing interface and you have a must-have Google Chrome extension.
Get Collusion for Chrome @ chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ganlifbpkcplnldliibcbegplfmcfigp/related?hl=en
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