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Do Not Track: A Universal Third-Party Web Tracking Opt Out

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Jonathan Mayer , Arvind Narayanan , Sid Stamm
Last updated 2011-03-07
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This document defines the syntax and semantics of Do Not Track, an HTTP header-based mechanism that enables users to express preferences about third-party web tracking. It also provides a standard for how web services should comply with such user preferences.


Jonathan Mayer
Arvind Narayanan
Sid Stamm

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