Next, we share a lot of our personal habits used for advertising to us. Identifiable information sells and resells. Knowing can help us make better decisions. For example, clear our cache after leaving a site. Helps us understand why certain ads pop up at certain times. After, we can choose to keep some information private.
Millennials who use social media, workers, and students. Check website and mobile app data disclosure statements for informed use. Actual consent to the information harvesting practices. When navigating apps accessing websites for personal security.
It follows, we accept it. We are using the site, so their rules apply. Thus, one visit is not worth tracking. Be aware, tracking capabilities include location. Plus, IP Address looked up for a location is possible.
Policies are general terms that describe specific use. Understand, does not say directly we are targeting specific people for advertising at the request of an advertiser. However, it happens. On top of that, content can be directly injected into data streams. Accordingly, we have to be weary of all content we consume online. Could be a trick or genuine algorithm interpretation.
In any event, we can ascertain some of the more direct actions websites take to sell our data to advertisers. In general cookies track us. Super cookies exist. In addition, other ways of tracking us to sell or misuse our data. Hence, nothing is private.
Repeated use of a site means you like the services. So, it provides good information. Also, we accept their data policies. As a result, the European Union requires a notice. Also, a link to the entire policy. Given, cookies carry personal identifiable tracking. Then, pop up alert required.
If you accept a policy it’s good netiquette to read it, so you know what your getting into when share information on a given network.
Read privacy policies. Given, info collection and share practices in them. Read the cookie information alert. Follow the link in it. Alternatively, scroll to the bottom of the page. Look for the link. Follow it.