Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The things people know

After a little discourse in my comments section over Internet privacy, and given my previous employment I thought I would just clarify for the sake of public information what is stored on a server when you receive a webpage.

Pretty much every webserver in the world, collects and stores the following information about you in it's logs - this is a function of your web browser having to state its capabilities and the need to be able to deliver the data that makes up the requested web page to you, in the correct format for your browser and operating system, and to your unique address.

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