Managing Your Online Privacy

Managing Your Online Privacy

Check the icons on any advertisements you are shown

When you go into a website there is often advertisement that appears somewhere on the page. If there is any advertising on the web page, then you will usually see a small blue icon in the top right corner of the advertisement. This will be a small blue icon as shown below which you can click on. This will allow you to find more details about the information collected from your browsing, whilst also allowing you to control the information used.

Managing Your Online Privacy

Check the icons on any advertisements you are shown

When you go into a website there is often advertisement that appears somewhere on the page. If there is any advertising on the web page, then you will usually see a small blue icon in the top right corner of the advertisement. This will be a small blue icon as shown below which you can click on. This will allow you to find more details about the information collected from your browsing, whilst also allowing you to control the information used.

Remember there is nothing to worry about!

The advertisement that you are provided online is safe, the advertisers will not know who you are, and they will not be given personal information about yourself. This is only based on browsing activity to provide advertising that is relevant to you and is more likely to interest you.

Use the privacy setting on your computer

You will be able to find the privacy settings within the options menu of your browser. This means you can handle your cookie settings, and even block them completely. However, you should be aware that cookies make websites more user-friendly. The link below will explain how to access the cookie settings for the search engine that you use.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Information/Privacy/EnablingCookies.htm

Use these privacy settings to suit your own needs and the needs of your household. Many people will share computers with other family members, so we suggest that you have different user accounts for each person that uses the computer. Therefore, you can adapt the privacy and cookie settings to your preferences, whilst gaining more relevant advertisement.


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