Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you

Interested in knowing what information a website has access to about you as soon as you visit a page? Here are a couple of websites that will show you what information you are leaking as you browse the internet.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you

The "Click" website

Your web browser holds a lot of information about you, and this information is available to websites who want it. Want a peek at the sort of information that a website has access to? Read on!

If you are interested in the sort of information that your browser can offer, there are two websites that you can visit.

The first site is called " Click."

Not only does this site show you the information that your browser is leaking about you and your computer, it also watches what you do. I won't spoil things for you, but I encourage you to turn up the volume (there is a little mild profanity so perhaps headphones is a good idea), and explore the page.

How many of the achievements can you unlock while on Click? Let me know!

The other site you can visit is Webkay.

This site is less playful than Click, but it presents the data that it gathers about you in a much clearer manner, going as far as explaining what is being collected, and also offering some advice to help you prevent some of the data leaks from happening in the first place.

If you're not used to maintaining your privacy while browsing the web, you might be surprised just how much information websites have access to. If you're already switched on in terms of privacy, bask in the glory of being able to tour around the web without leaving too many footprints.

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