Billions of people are surfing on the Internet every day, offering a huge amount of information about them. Put together, those pieces of information tell much more about us than we think. But who is really collecting our data and what do they do with it? What are Digital traces…
Most of the web browsers offer their users the possibility to indicate the website they surf on which they don’t wish to be tracked.
What is tracking?
At each website connection, our machine sends information: our IP address, the version of our browser and eventually the URL of the page that led us there.
This allows webmasters to know the rate of traffic of their site, the geographical position of the Internet users, the version of the operating system and many more details… (suite…)