One key to maintaining your privacy is to leave no trail of paper or digital imprint. Websurfing is a minefield of date traces left on the websites you visit and also leaves a trail on your computer.

If you value your websurfing privacy you need to know a few things.

Almost every website tracks your visit and leaves at least one digital “cookie” in your computer. It’s not all bad there are some vaild reasons for doing so and like all data it’s what bad things that can be done with it by thrid parties that is the concern.

So, how to surf privately?

There are few services that will help you surf privately, not allowing your web ID to be captured by the sites you visit and allowing no cookies to be planted into your computer. (you can also flush all cookies put into your computer by your websurfing, check your browser options).

A free “proxy” service is available from Startpage  http://startpage.com/ You can watch an overview of the problem, and their service, here:

Another service is Pagewash, although both sites DO collect data for their use, they prevent it from being collected by sites that you visit from their site. Read their Privacy Policys for the specifics:  http://www.pagewash.com/

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