How do I disable the tracking of my own browser?

Last Updated: November 16, 2010
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So, you have a dynamic IP address and you want to prevent your own visits from being tracked? Simply block your browser from tracking.

Navigate to the Settings section of your account, then click on Exclude your browser and edit report defaults under Report Preferences. This is a shortcut to the overall project settings section. If you have more than one project, select the correct one from the dropdown list on the page and click on the Edit button.

Next, find the section named Exclude Browser. All you have to do is tick the box, click Update at the bottom of the page, and you're done!

Exclude My Browser from Tracking
Figure 1: Exclude My Browser from Tracking

Note: Your browser must allow cookies to be set for this to work correctly.

Project = A Yahoo Web Analytics term used for a tracked web property - i.e. a website.
Cookie (HTTP cookie) = A small text file sent to your browser by a web server. It’s used for authenticating, session tracking, and maintaining user-specific information about users, e.g., site preferences, shopping carts contents, etc.

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