Avoid Being Tracked Online: 3 Super-Easy Things You Can Start Doing Today

online-tracking

You’re being tracked online and you know it. Whether it’s Google, Facebook, or your favourite blog, there’s virtually no place on the Internet where you’re not assaulted by ads tailored to your browsing behaviour.

It seems inescapable, doesn’t it? And you’ve probably been told that it actually is and you might as well just give up trying to do anything about it. Or go live in the woods.

CyberGhost is here to tell you there is still hope:) Online tracking is not inescapable and if you’re just looking for some peace and quiet on the Internet, it’s also pretty simple.

There are some super-easy things that you can do right now to protect yourself from being tracked online:

Online tracking is not inescapable! Read #CyberGhost 's 3 easy tips to avoid it: Click to Tweet

1. Avoid being tracked online – The Incognito Browsing solution

What you do online while surfing incognito doesn’t get stored in your browser’s history, cookie store, or search history, so we recommend using incognito browsing whenever you’re Googling sensitive topics.
A good rule of thumb is asking yourself: Would I be comfortable showing this to my family? If the answer is no, then go Incognito.

incognito-mode

2. Avoid being tracked online – Forget Google and switch to duckduckgo

Duckduckgo is a search engine (so an alternative to Google) that doesn’t profile its users, showing everyone the same search results. Unlike Google, which tracks and profiles search behaviour and adapts its results accordingly.

If you’re looking to keep your searches private from advertisers and other prying eyes in order to escape being targeted by custom ads, then duckduckgo is the search engine to choose.

#CyberGhost says forget #Google and switch to .@duckduckgo to escape online tracking: Click to Tweet

Credits: www.media.coindesk.com

Credits: www.media.coindesk.com

3. Avoid being tracked online – Use our free, anonymous proxy browser

Our proxy encrypts your web traffic so nobody has any idea what you’re browsing, makes your web search anonymous, and also changes your IP, just to make sure you’re as protected as can be.

#CyberGhost 's free, anonymous proxy browser keeps your online activity away from prying eyes. Click to Tweet

proxyCG

About the author

alexandra
alexandra

10 Comments

Leave a comment
  • Alexandra-

    Are you recommending that I use all three of these? My current usage is as follows:

    I do not use incognito browsing,

    I use duckduckgo for web searches 99.99% of the time.

    I use Cyberghost5 (paid version) 99% of the time.

    I guess my question boils down to, “Should I be using inccgnito browsing some or all of the time?”

    Jim

    • Hey Jim,

      Wow, it’s great that you use both duckduckgo and CyberGhost, that shows you’re really interested in privacy, we’re happy to hear that:)

      As for your question, our suggestion is to use incognito as much as you can – 99% of the time maybe:D

      If that’s too much trouble, at least do this: if the topic is sensitive (medical, personal etc), always, always use incognito.

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      • Hello Alexandra,
        I am using both Duckduckgo and CyberGhost, but it doesn’t help me with my
        e-mail providers. Google, Yahoo and Outlook, all make a big fuss when you try to sign in to e-mail using CyberGhost. Asking for verification phone numbers etc., pretending that it is for your protection. Is there a way to circumvent this difficulty? Is there a way I can ask my ISP to give me a Dynamic IP Address instead of the static one that I now have.

        Could you also recommend a reliable email provider who does not track your identity and does not bother if you use a VPN to connect?

        Kind regards,
        Janice

        • Hey Janice,

          First of all, kudos for your choices:D We’re glad you’re looking out for your private info, way to go!

          Believe it or not, all those verification steps they make you go through are actually (at least in part) for your protection. Gmail/Yahoo etc sees that someone is accessing your account from a location/IP it’s never been accessed before, so to rule out hacking, they ask you to verify that it is truly you who’s trying to log in. That’s not to say it isn’t also really annoying:D

          You can try switching to an encrypted email service (but you’ll need to ask them about their verification policy, unfortunately I don’t have any info to give you about that). We’ve heard good things about Proton Mail, for example.
          Good luck, let us know when you find your new email provider:)

          Thanks!

    • Hey,

      Yes, that’s true! Judging from your email provider, you’re a hardcore privacy fan:) Our tips are aimed at those who are just starting out their privacy-conscious journey!:)

  • Thank you, Alexandra, for your article. I always was fascinated by the people knowing networking in deep. There is everything not so suspicious and desired to hide at least about me. Nothing to hide in fact! In reality I am not even sure I really need this VPN service. It is just growing up sometimes childish contradiction to web requests to report everything about you when you are trying to read/watch what had been prepared for everybody to see and in fact nobody cares who you are, just read and come please.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

© 2017 CyberGhost