I automatically collect some information about a visitor to my World-Wide Web site. The information I automatically collect depends on what I use. I've listed examples below:
Technical data from a visitor's computer:
I collect the information that W-WW browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a site, such as the Internet Protocol [I.P.] Address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
I may determine the approximate location of a visitor's device from the I.P. Address. This information tallies how many people visit my W-WW site from certain geographic regions. However, this information is frequently inaccurate, and it is easily spoofed. On V.92, my location has been determined to be in "Kentucky, USA"; "South Euclid, OH."; or "Pittsburgh, PA".
Obviously, if you are surfing with Tor, your location will be randomized. If you have configured an anonymous proxy in Firefox | Pale Moon, the location will be somewhere in that country.
Information from cookies and other technologies:
A cookie is a string of information that a site stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code, which may or may not be visible, placed on sites. In my case, I display an ExtremeTracking pixel tag. It is visible. It is available for anybody who lands on my W-WW site to click-through and inspect. My webhost places two cookies on your hard drive. Whatever is in those cookies is unknown to me. Toss them when you clear your browser history.
Ultimately, as somebody who is cognizant of the privacy and security hazards which exist on the Internet, I want nothing from somebody who visits my W-WW site. The less I have, the less an authority can demand I must provide it.
Revert to my index page.
Proceed to my regular bookmark page.