Cross-site tracing (abbreviated "CST") is a network security defenselessness using the HTTP TRACE method. The HTTP TRACE response includes all the HTTP titles including confirmation data and HTTP cookie contents. Cross-site tracking is used by companies to collect data from multiple web pages through links and ads on the website. Definitely, that will harm your privacy. In order to protect your personal data from being tracked, what you can do is to prevent cross site tracking. In this article, I will show you how to prevent cross-site tracking on both your iPhone and those browser on your PC. OK, enough talk, let鈥檚 just get started!

Part 1: Why Should We Prevent Cross-Site Tracking

As we have already known what cross-site tracking mean above. In this part, before showing you guys the how to stop cross-site tracking on both phone and browser, let鈥檚 talk about why should we prevent cross-site tracking briefly.

why should we prevent cross-site tracking

First thing first, most common and popular browsers on the market enable third-party cookies by default, and that will cause the ads you see on the website. Those ads will keep tracking your searching results on the net.

What鈥檚 more, the third-party cookies will also collect all your personal data to adapt the content you鈥檝e consume as well.

Privacy is not the only issue with web advertising. Loading additional content that users have not requested can drain your battery, slow down page loading, clear data allocation, and interfere when we try to read content to the point where the site is almost unusable.

So, in order to avoid the problems we mentioned above, it is better to prevent cross-site tracking if you do not want your personal data to be tracked.

Here comes another question, what does prevent cross-site tracking mean? In simple words, prevent cross-site tracking is to prevents tracking of the websites you visit, by preventing cross-site tracking, your personal information won't be able to track by those third-party companies. In the next part, I will show you how to stop/disable cross-site tracking on both your phone and browser. Keep reading.

Part 2: How to Disable Cross-Site Tracking on Safari

For Apple users, Safari is widely used in their daily life. If you do not turn off cross-site tracking on Safari, it will keep cookies around for those website you use regularly. In other to take control and secure your privacy, you have to prevent cross-site tracking on Safari. In this part, we will give you some detailed guides on preventing cross-site tracking on Safari for iPhone and Mac.

How to Prevent Cross-site Tracking on Safari for iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Open 鈥淪ettings鈥 app on your iPhone/iPad.

open settings on your iphone

Step 2: Scroll down and find 鈥淪afari鈥.

go to safari on settings

Step 3: Under 鈥淧RIVACY & SECURITY鈥, tap the slider to turn on 鈥淧revent Cross-site Tracking鈥.

turn on prevent cross-site tracking on your iphone

How to Prevent Cross-site Tracking on Safari for Mac

Step 1: Open 鈥淪afari鈥 app on your Mac.

Step 2: Go to 鈥淪afari鈥 > 鈥淧references鈥 > 鈥淧rivacy鈥.

go to preferences on safari for mac

Step 3: Click 鈥淧revent cross-site tracking鈥 to disable it on your Mac.

tap prevent cross-site tracking option

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Part 3: How to Turn Off Cross-Site Tracking on Google Chrome

As we all known, Google Chrome is the most popular browser that we might use everyday. Many websites we visit will collect and use your browsing data to improve security, provide content, services, advertisements, and recommendations on their websites, and generate report statistics. If your want to protect yourself from being tracked. By turning on 鈥淒o Not Track鈥 function, Chrome will not provide details of which website respect Do Not Track requests. Now, let鈥檚 see how to do it.

How to Turn On 鈥淒o Not Track鈥 on Chrome for Computer

Step 1: Open Chrome on your computer.

Step 2: Click menu button at the top right corner. Then click 鈥淪ettings鈥.

open settings on chrome

Step 3: Under 鈥淧rivacy and Security鈥, tap 鈥淐ookies and other site data鈥 option.

select cookies and other site data

Step 4: Turn on 鈥淪end a "Do not track" request with your browsing traffic鈥 to stop your data from being tracked.

select send a do not track request with your browsing traffic

How to Turn On 鈥淒o Not Track鈥 on Chrome for Android

Step 1: Open Chrome app on your Android device.

Step 2: Tap 鈥淢ore鈥 option at the right of the address bar. Then select 鈥淪ettings鈥 option.

Step 3: Under 鈥淎dvanced鈥, click 鈥淧rivacy鈥 option.

Step 4: Tap 鈥淒o Not Track鈥 option to turn it on.

tap the silder to turn on do not track option on android chrome


For iPhone and iPad users, 鈥淒o Not Track鈥 option is not available.

Part 4: How to Disable Cross-Site Tracking on Firefox

Firefox is one of the most popular website browser, in order to protect yourself against tracking, in this part we will show you how to disable third-party cookies to turn off cross-site tracking on Firefox. Here is the step-by-step guide on disabling third-party cookies on Firefox:

Step 1: Click the menu button at the top-right corner and select 鈥淥ptions鈥.

click options button on firefox menu

Step 2: Open the 鈥淧rivacy & Security鈥 panel.

Step 3: Under the 鈥淓nhanced Tracking Protection鈥, select 鈥淐ustom鈥 button.

select custom under privacy & security

Step 4: Click the 鈥淐ookies鈥 check box. Select 鈥淎ll third-party cookies (may cause website to break)鈥 from the drop-down. Right now, you have successfully disable third-party cookies on Firefox.

disable cross-site tracking on firefox

Part 5: Better Solution: Spoof Location to Stop Cross-Site Location Tracking Using iMyFone AnyTo

Is there another way to stop your location from being tracked while browsing the net? Can I prevent cross-site tracking on iPhone?

Of course! Here I want to introduce iMyFone AnyTo. With the help of this amazing location spoofer, you can trick your phone easily with 1 click and stop those websites from knowing your real location.

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  • Widely compatible with most iOS devices include iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPad, iPod touch, etc.

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Here is the detailed guide on how to using iMyFone AnyTo to spoof location:

Watch Video Tutorial to Prevent Cross-Site Tracking on iPhone in 2020

(Note: If you have installed iMyFone AnyTo on the computer, drag the video bar to 0:28 to skip the downloading and installation part.)

Step 1: Install and Launch iMyFone AnyTo

Click the download button below and download iMyFone AnyTo. Then install and launch it on your computer/Mac. Then open it and click the 鈥淕et Started鈥 button.

install and launch imyfone anyto

Step 2: Trust and Connect Your Device

It will ask you to connect your iDevice. Use a USB cable to connect your iOS device to your computer/Mac. Then unlock the device. When you are prompted to trust this computer, tap 鈥淭rust鈥 button on your iPhone and then re-enter the onscreen access code to grant the permission.

connect and trust the device

Step 3: Select A Location on The Map

A map will pop up after the connection. Click the third icon at the top-right corner of the screen which is the 鈥淭eleport Mode鈥. Pin a location on the map as you wish. You can also select a location by typing the address or GPS coordinate on the search bar at the top-left corner of the screen.

select a location on the map

Step 4: Change Location with One Click

After selecting the location, the side bar will pop up. All location information will be displaced on the side bar. Then, click the 鈥淢ove鈥 button.

click move to change your location on your iphone

Now, your location on the map and your iPhone is changed synchronously.

location on iphone changed

Quite easy right? You now can stop your location data from being tracked when browsing website with only 1 click. So, what are you waiting for? Click the 鈥淭ry It Free鈥 button below and try iMyFone AnyTo for Free!

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As we all know, privacy is quite important in our daily life. Disable third-party cookies is a useful and effective way to stop cross-site tracking and protect your privacy. We hope that those methods we mentioned above can help you prevent cross-site tracking on both your phone and browser on your PC, follow the step-by-step guide above and protect your data privacy right now, and do not forget to try iMyFone AnyTo to secure your location data on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It鈥檚 really useful and easy for you to operate. Take these advice and I am pretty sure that you will never regret it.