Every time you go online, you’re tracked by companies looking to sell your personal data without you knowing it. Websites try to identify individual users and collect information about them by utilizing tracking cookies, but also email addresses, social media accounts and various other ways.
Types of Tracking
Sometimes tracking can be useful, even necessary. It helps websites remember who you are and adjusts settings accordingly. When tracking information is only accessible to that one website, it is referred to as first party tracking.
On the other hand, third party cookies send data to other websites. Tracking becomes intrusive when these websites are sent your personal information without your approval and then combined with other tracking data the company has purchased to create a “profile” about you.
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Who’s Tracking You Video
Hear from F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen about how Freedome VPN will encrypt your connection, block tracking attempts from advertisers, and help you take control of your online privacy.