There are a lot of reasons why you’d like to stay unidentified online. One of the reasons is a desire to avoid the annoying targeted ads that trace you back during a long period of time, due to cookies usage. One more reason is to stay protected from websites’ tracking you and interfering into your private online life. As soon as it has become clear that we have just a little of online privacy, users from all over the globe have become interested in their identity protection. To protect online identity people have started using such tools as incognito modes, proxies, Tor, and other anonymizers.
If you share a device with someone or use a public computer applying a private mode can prevent your computer from stealing data from your browser’s and Google’s history. Java files, which track your traces between different sites or within one and the same resource, so that when someone else visits the site your traces won’t be there. If you wonder how all the ‘cookies’ and ‘java files’ work, you should learn how to ‘hide my IP’, as soon as only your authentic dedicated address is a key guide to your online trails.
Here are some simple steps one should take to shift your virtual traces from the prying eyes:
#1 kill all cookies
By heading into your browser’s privacy settings you can switch off a default possibility to share cookies with your device identified by a specific address. Unfortunately, flash-cookies are stronger than those you can switch off, this kind of cookies is included in any website that has a video content. They can exchange data between different browsers that are of use for you and create third cookies. So, it’s better to apply some additional tools for this need.
#2 stop your browser from sending geo-location data
You should change your browser’s settings and deny location report for those websites where it is not essential. Also the feature can be disabled entirely, but not only for one website from your settings.
#3 search anonymously
Actually, several methods of anonymous browsing have been already enumerated. Unfortunately, they don’t provide you with strong defense from online threats based on your address. The best way you can solve the problem is to subscribe for a VPN, which is not only to substitute your true address with its one, but also to encrypt all your traffic and to make your geo-free.
So, as soon as you have decided to become a privacy concerned user, you should think over your true address’s protection measures.