I know that everyone in the world today wants to know pretty much everything (possibly more than one's spouse) about everyone.
Does Stack Exchange have an official policy on honoring Do Not Track browser settings?
For what it's worth, my browser settings clearly say:
Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked
However, upon navigating to any of the SE sites, it's evident that Do Not Track setting isn't being honored.
Moreover, on https://stackoverflow.com I see another site doing the same:
I understand that there is no legal requirement to honor the setting. I just wanted to understand the public stand that Stack Exchange takes in this regard?
If anything in this policy seems unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can address your question and possibly clarify this document.
EDIT: One of the comments claims that it's not Stack Exchange but the advertisers who are tracking. While one of the SE sites https://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com happens to be on the list of those that are attempting to track the user, the others are advertisers. Why can't Stack Exchange ensure that it's advertisers offer a mechanism of tracking opt-out?
- Actually readable by human non-lawyers
Yet it fails to answer this basic question and it appears that there is little willingness to answer it.
Is there a reason for not saying that SE and/or it's advertisers would not honor Do Not Track?