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What Data Does My Browser Reveal?

You may be surprised by how easy it is for others to track your personal data. From the websites you visit to the battery level on your device, all kinds of personal data can be tracked while browsing the Internet. 

Website Information

Data trackers can access all kinds of information about your Internet presence whenever you log onto the Internet. Why would anyone want this information? Many businesses track the websites you visit and links you click on to provide you a better customer experience. Websites may also track your information to provide you with product suggestions or allow you to review recent searches. Information about how you interact with websites includes:

  • Websites you’re visiting
  • Links you click on
  • Product purchases
  • Browser choices
  • Installed plug-ins
  • Operating systems used

Personal Data

When you log onto the Internet, your IP address can be tracked. This is essentially your entry point on the Internet or your online address. Your IP address can provide trackers with all kinds of personal information on and off the Internet, including your physical location. In addition to your current location, website trackers can also learn:

  • The device you are using
  • Browsers you use
  • Display resolution
  • Device battery level
  • Mouse movements and clicks
  • Default settings such as language or time zone

Needless to say, much more of your personal information is available online than the average user knows. Not sure what steps you can take to protect your personal data? Here at Geeks on Site, we offer a wide variety of services designed to keep your data private. Our team of tech experts is dedicated to ensuring your personal data is protected, whether you are online at your home or office. We offer on-site and remote services, making it easy to get the tech help you need. Call us today to find out more!