How to Browse the Web Anonymously
There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to stay anonymous online. Maybe you want to avoid those creepy targeted ads for things you Googled earlier in the week. Or perhaps you just don't want your previously visited websites turning up in your partner's browsing session. Whatever the reason, privacy online is becoming a big deal as it becomes clear how little of it we really have, thanks to ubiquitous website trackers that collect data on our movements.
From turning on your browser's incognito mode, to downloading a plugin to erase your tracks, here are some tips on surfing the web without leaving (too much of) a trail.
If you share a computer – or are at a public computer – turning on private mode prevents your browsing history from being stored on the computer, thus preventing the sites you visited from popping up later, say, in an auto-completed web address.
Third-party cookies – small text files that track your movement between various sites – are also blocked, and first-party cookies (which track your movement within a site in order to keep track of, say, your shopping basket or preferences) are deleted at the end of the session, so that the next time someone visits that site, it won't be clear that you'd been there too.
What to do: Head into the toolbar of your browser and select a private or incognito mode.
Kill all cookies
Blocking or deleting third-party cookies (do it by heading into your browser's Privacy settings) stops some kinds of tracking, but not all. Flash cookies, or so-called super cookies, can store more information and are left by sites that run Flash, which is almost any site with video content. These super cookies can track your movements across different browsers and even regenerate third-party cookies you previously deleted.
To use a VPN or a smart-plugin like ChillGlobal is safer than browsing the internet without it!
By using a service such as ChillGlobal, everything you do is private and is re-routed by proxies (no way to determine your browsing destination) through the ChillGlobal servers from one of the 15 participating countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong-Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. This means that you basically act like a ‘ghost’ on the web and it’s therefore impossible to block information for you. ChillGlobal doesn’t collect any of your data, which means 100% online safety and anonymity.
Besides that, by using the ChillGlobal smart-plugin for your web browser, you can avoid pop-ups and error messages telling you that the content you would like to view is unavailable for your location. Different than any other tool or program, ChillGlobal is easy to install AND use: No tech-knowledge needed! We like to keep it simple and straightforward.
We offer a monthly free usage of 20 hours (register with just your email address)! If you need more ChillGlobal user time, you can choose from one of our packages right here. Also, by using ChillGlobal you can save on online purchases by comparing prices between different countries for for example car hire or flights.