We have two settings for blocking of Canvas Fingerprinting.
- “Block Canvas Fingerprinting”, by checking this you are directing WinPrivacy to block all attempts at Canvas Fingerprinting we detect, but allow all other traffic with the domain serving up the Canvas Fingerprinting code.
- “Block all communication with Fingerprinting domains*”, by checking this you are directing WinPrivacy to completely block all traffic with domains knows to serve up Canvas Fingerprinting scripts. Just the fact that you’ve opened a page or email containing an image serviced up by their site can result in tracking to some degree. This is because they know you looked at that page or email because they serve up the requested the graphic(s).
*You should use the setting Block all communication with Fingerprinting domains with care because it can result in some websites completely failing to load.
We will be adding an “ignore domain” setting for this so that you can visit a favorite site if it does fail to load due to either of these settings.
You can direct WinPrivacy to automatically remove all flash cookies from your computer that are not marked as Allowed and appear on your Allowed Flash Cookies Tab.
This setting is off by default, you must request we remove Flash Cookies.
These features are deactivated by default, because they are only useful when researching the behavior of a program and can result in slowing your Internet Access.
First, you can set WinPrivacy to retain Historical Connection data for up to 30 days. This setting has very little effect on your browsing speed, but can result in a large volume of data being saved to your database.
Second, you can set WinPrivacy to retain Traffic History for up to 30 days. Because of the nature of the volume of data that must be retained this can result in noticeably slower browsing speeds, as well as, a very large database. We strongly recommend only using this feature if you truly need to view the traffic for a particular program.
In a future release, we will allow you to set this setting for an individual program rather than in bulk.