Opting Out

It is important to note that Crazy Egg does not collect information for any advertising purposes, nor do we collect any personally identifiable information. However, you may wish to not have your web surfing tracked by Crazy Egg in any way. Follow the steps below to Opt-Out of tracking.

Select your browser

IE8

Internet Explorer version 8 and higher supports what is called "Private Browsing". If you are using private browsing mode, you will not be tracked by Crazy Egg. To enable private browsing Click on the InPrivate Browsing option in the Safety menu, or press Ctrl+Shift+P.

For more information on Private Browsing mode, go to about:InPrivate.

If you do not want to use InPrivate Browsing mode, you can follow the instructions for All other browsers.

IE9

Internet Explorer 9 and higher supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To turn this on, click here and select Add List when prompted.

Firefox 9+

Firefox version 5 and higher also supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To activate this, follow these steps:

  1. Open your options dialog by clicking on Firefox → Options in Windows or Firefox → Preferences on a Mac.
  2. Click on the Privacy button
  3. Under Tracking select the Tell websites I do not want to be tracked option
  4. Click OK

If you have an older version of Firefox, see the instructions for other browsers.

Safari 5.1+

Safari 5.1 and higher also supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To enable this, follow these steps:

  1. With Safari open, click on the Safari menu, then Preferences
  2. Under Advanced select the Show Develop menu in menu bar option
  3. Close your Preferences window. You should see a new menu option called Develop (next to Window)
  4. Select Develop → Send Do Not Track HTTP Header

If you have an older version of Safari, you can follow the instructions for other browsers.

Opera

Opera does not yet support the W3C Do Not Track specification. However, it has a simple content-blocking feature which can be used to prevent Opera from loading Crazy Egg's tracking script.

  1. With Opera open, click on the Tools → Advanced → Blocked Content... menu item
  2. Click the Add... button
  3. Type http://dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net/* and press enter
  4. Click the Add... button again
  5. Type https://dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net/* and press enter
  6. Click the Close button

All other browsers

Because Crazy Egg does not have a login system, or track users via cookies, we can't provide a simple Opt me out link that turns off our tracking. There would be no way to record the preference. However, there are ways to make your browser not communicat with Crazy Egg. Enabling the W3C Do Not Track specification in any of the ways mentioned above is the easiest and best way. However, for other browsers other steps can be taken.

If you are using Firefox you can install the No Script extension and simply not allow javascript from dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net.

Similarly, if you are using Chrome you can install NotScripts and block dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net.

For all other other browsers you can follow the directions below.

Warning!

These steps are advanced! If you are unsure of what they mean, or how to perform them, do not do it!

When a computer connects to a website, it first has to look up how to find it. To do this it uses a system called Domain Name System or DNS. DNS is like a phone book for the internet. The first place your computer checks is a file on your local computer called the "hosts" file. We are going to edit the hosts file to tell your computer to not load the Crazy Egg tracking script.

To edit your hosts file, first open a text editor (TextEdit on a Mac or Notepad on Windows). If you are on windows open the file "C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts". If you are on a Mac or Linux computer open the file "/etc/hosts".

At the bottom of the file, add the following line:

0.0.0.0      dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net

Do not change anything else in your hosts file!

Save the file, and close your text editor. When you save the file, you may be asked to enter a password. If you are, enter your user's normal password.

From now on, any time your computer attempts to download the Crazy Egg tracking script, it will simply fail, ensuring that Crazy Egg cannot track you.