If you are keen to try and look after yourself online as well as you can, it’s a really good idea to make sure that you are caring for your digital privacy as well as you can. In other words, make sure that you are doing everything you can to stop yourself being tracked, to keep your data safe, and to make sure in general that you are looking after your sense of privacy as well as you can. There are a lot of ways that you might want to do that, so let’s take a look at some of them right now.

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Clear your cookies regularly

You probably already know about cookies, but it’s something that you need to make sure you are thinking about if you want to care for your digital privacy as well as possible. Cookies are mostly there for legitimate reasons, such as allowing websites to function properly for you. But they can also be used to track you and to mine your data, so clearing them frequently is a good idea. You can delete cookies on iPhone as well as on your computer’s browser, so make sure you do it for each device you own.

Check your privacy settings

It’s wise to go on every social media site that you are a part of and take a look at your privacy settings, because there is every chance that you have been automatically opted in to some settings that you would rather not be involved in. It’s up to you, of course, but you can only know what you are actually signed up for by checking these settings, so that is something that you should certainly make sure of here. It’s vital to do for each site that you are a regular user of at least.

Be careful what you post

You should, in general, be sure to take care with what you post online. You would be surprised at how easily people can use that information against you. And it’s amazing how much you give away without realizing it. Even just a holiday snap shows people that you are not home, for instance, and that your home is therefore probably empty. Make sure you are careful whenever you post anything, as it is going to help you to keep yourself private and safe much more effectively.

Search your name

If you want a really clear idea of what information there is online about you, then you should search your name from time to time on Google or the search engine of your choice. It’s only by looking that you will know what is actually out there. That might shock you at first, but it will probably inspire you to make some changes for your privacy. That is something that you will find you need to think about if you want to look after yourself as well as possible.

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