Disconnect’s Tracking Blocker technology has been integrated into the Samsung Internet Browser. This means that when you browse the web using the Samsung Internet Browser with our Tracking Blocker turned on you are protected from invisible trackers that monitor your online activity and slow down your browsing experience.
Tracking is the collection of data regarding a particular user's activity across multiple websites or applications that aren’t owned by the data collector, and the retention, use or sharing of that data.
Our definition focuses on collection AND retention. So, for example, the definition wouldn’t apply to sites that log an IP address, but don’t save that information in a database. The definition also focuses on particular users, so data that is immediately aggregated doesn’t apply. And the collection is across context, so it doesn’t apply in cases when there is solely a first-party relationship with the user, for example the site only collects and retains information on site visitors.
“Trackers” are those services that we’ve identified and determined meet the definition of tracking above.
Disconnect compiles several lists of trackers. The list of trackers that power our tracking blocker in the Samsung Internet Browser is based on the list that can be found here.
Disconnect strives to find the balance between privacy, security, usability and promoting a better Internet for everyone. These concerns drive our decisions in regards to trackers we block and don’t block.
We generally unblock tracking sites that commit to respect users’ Do Not Track (DNT) preferences and agree to comply with DNT as defined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org/dnt-policy
When our protection is integrated into another product, we may unblock trackers to comply with their existing legal agreements and requirements.
We also generally unblock tracking sites that require users to transparently and explicitly opt in to collection and retention.
We also unblock trackers to provide a better user experience, based on the three types of evidence listed below. These unblocked trackers will appear in what we call the Content portion of our list. For some of our products and services, users can choose to block this portion of the list as well.
Our tracker protection lists are dynamic and we welcome and rely on feedback from our community. If you believe that we’ve missed a tracker, or misidentified a tracker please fill out the form here: