If you are an entrepreneur or freelancer, you have likely heard a lot about cookies and IP addresses – but likely not in cookie recipes. Heck, you may even have read about them in Geek Monthly!
What are these mysterious things? Cookies and IP addresses are information pieces and markers internet companies and websites will drop when you visit and interact with them. They are all used for different purposes.
In this article, we will be focusing on tracking cookies and IP addresses with advertising. We’ll be unraveling the three most important things you should know about them.
What Are Tracking Cookies and IP Addresses?
Tracking cookies are small text files on your computer by websites you visit. These cookies track your online activity and target ads at you.
IP addresses, on the other hand, are numerical identifiers assigned to your device by your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address tracks your online activity and approximates your location.
While tracking cookies and IP addresses are not directly linked, they create a detailed picture of your online activity.
Know more about the difference between IP tracking and cookie tracking right here at CANDDi.
How Do They Work?
When it comes to tracking cookies and IP addresses, there are three things you should keep in mind.
First, websites use cookie tracking to track your online activity.
Second, IP addresses identify your computer.
And third, both tracking cookies and IP addresses can be used to serve you targeted ads.
What Are the Benefits and Risks of Using Them?
There are many benefits of tracking cookies and IP addresses. They can help you keep track of your online activity and provide you with targeted ads.
However, there are also some risks associated with these technologies. Your information may be shared with third-party companies, and your browsing activity could be tracked.
Protecting Your Privacy Online
When you go online, your computer is assigned an IP address. This is a unique number that identifies your device on the internet. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) assigns your device an IP address when you connect to the internet.
You can protect your privacy online by clearing your cookies and browsing history periodically. You can also use a VPN, which will hide your IP address. Privacy-focused browser extensions that will block cookies and other tracking mechanisms can also help.
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Even if you are not comfortable tracking cookies and IP addresses online, there are still ways to protect your privacy.
You can use private browsing modes, installed plug-ins, and add-ons to ensure that your data is not being collected without your knowledge.
However, the best way to protect your privacy is to simply be aware of the potential dangers of cookies and IP addresses.
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