When you visit a website, it can often seem like it knows your name. How is this possible? The answer lies in the way websites collect personal information.
When you visit a website, it makes a record of your computer’s ID and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. These are unique to your computer and can be traced back to you. This information is then used to identify you as a visitor to the website.
Websites may also use other methods to collect personal information such as tracking your browsing habits or collecting data from social media sites. This information is then used to tailor the website to your interests and preferences.
So, the next time you visit a website and it seems to know your name, it’s likely because the website has collected personal information from you. This information is used to identify you as a visitor and to tailor the website to your interests and preferences.