The terms that came with features such as search boxes, embedded video from sites
like YouTube, and other third party content on my websites require me to include
that may identify you or track your web surfing behaviour, but third parties such
as Google will try to gather information about you and your web surfing behaviour.
party" means anyone except you (the visitor) and me (the author).
Several third parties provide server space, bandwidth, advertisements, page visit
statistics, hotlinked or embedded content, and other data, material, and services
"web beacons" by Google) and other methods to collect whatever data
you, your computer, and your internet provider are willing to share with those
who ask for it. Some or all of these third parties may choose to share some or
all of that information with me.
For example, as a side effect of gathering general information on the number and
geographical distribution of visitors, my current
site statistics provider may show me the IP addresses of the most recent visitors
to my sites.
If you follow links to third party sites, or if you allow their embedded content
to load or run, the privacy policies (if any) of these third party sites apply.
Those policies may be different from this one, and it is your own responsibility
to locate and read those policies. Feel free to search or browse the HTML code
of the pages on my site to see which third party sites may be aware of your visits.
Third parties that provide code, content, or other material are responsible for
(the behaviour of) their own code, content, or other material. By browsing any
or all of my websites you acknowledge that I am not in any way liable or responsible
for (the behaviour of) any code, content, or other material from third parties,
no matter what the consequences may be.
Google, StatCounter, and YouTube are among the third parties that may provide
content or services to my sites and collect information about my visitors.
If you don't want to view content from or share information with third parties,
you have several options to avoid doing so. You can erase cookies and temporary
files from your browser cache during or after browsing sessions, you can block
java- and other scripts, you can change your IP address if your internet provider
allows you to do so, you can use all sorts of content blocking applications, you
can use non-transparent proxy servers, and there may be even more methods that
let you minimise the amount of information that third parties may gather from
your activities online. To control advertisements from Google visit www.google.com/ads/preferences
It is easier to protect your privacy with a browser like Firefox than with Internet
Explorer. There are a number of ways to block the tracking activities of advertisers
and other third party content providers, including but not limited to the use
of proxy servers and software to block or filter all sorts of content.
WebWasher Classic and Adblock for Firefox can block advertisements and other content.
A Google search can point you in the right direction.