Given the current political climate and culture, you may be worried that visiting prepping websites, firearm-related web sites, or other websites with a conservative bent may come back to haunt you in your personal or professional lives. I’m going to give you some ways to increase your online privacy and keep others from learning your browsing history.
When you visit a website, there are multiple parties that know you have been there, including:
- You and anyone who can access your computer’s history. (If you surf from work, you can be sure your employer or IT department knows or can instantly find out.)
- Possibly your browser and its provider, such as Google
- Your Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as your cable company or in the case of your phone, your wireless carrier.
- The website you visit.
- The website’s host or server farm, who likely has your visit recorded in their logs
- Google, Bing or another other search engine that directed you there as well as any other website that had a link you clicked on to visit it.
- Any advertisers on the site, or re-marketing companies that use what are called third-party tracking cookies. This likely include Google and Facebook.
To protect yourself, you need to stop or block every one of these parties. Below are some suggestions on how to block them.Continue reading “How to Visit Prepping and Other Websites Without Leaving Tracks”