Using Winston

How does Winston protect HTTPS pages from trackers?
Winston incorporates several layers of anti-tracking technologies. At the network level, we utilize encryption, DNS blocking, and dynamic security filters t...
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019 at 10:05 AM
How can I update Client ID to identify specific devices on my network?
As of browser extension release v1.5.6, we have introduced Smart Device Identification which will update the Client ID tag with a device, application, or br...
Wed, 12 Aug, 2020 at 9:46 AM
Blocking trackers during eCommerce check out
Many ecommerce sites (eBay, Etsy, Amazon, etc) utilize tracking scripts during checkout to reduce fraud. You may experience delays or inability to complete ...
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019 at 10:11 AM
Am I responsible for other users’ activity that is routed through my Winston via the Privacy Mesh Network?
Winston protects ordinary web traffic through ports 80/443, not file sharing or onion protocols which are the primary means of channeling illegal content. O...
Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 at 12:16 PM
How to whitelist and block websites
Most sites will work natively with Winston. However, should you wish to support particular sites via advertising, share your location or other personal data...
Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 at 10:11 AM
How do I turn off the Distributed Privacy Mesh Network?
Users in unsupported areas can disable their Winston's participation in the mesh network via Advanced Settings in the Privacy Settings tab of their Win...
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019 at 10:41 AM
Does Winston route the TOR protocol?
No. Winston does not block any traffic using the TOR protocol, but it does not provide any privacy protections for it, and it is not routed through the Dist...
Fri, 3 Jan, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Meaning of Browser Extension Icons
Icon: What it means: Description:   Winston Enabled Winston is protecting this page.   Winston Disabled Winston is not ...
Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Using Compatibility Modules
What are compatibility modules?  Some websites, apps, and devices rely on high privacy risk services that Winston blocks by default. For users who wi...
Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 at 12:07 PM
Using Live View
Introduction Live View is a powerful feature of Winston that allows you to view internet traffic requests on your network in real-time and see Winsto...
Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 at 5:53 PM