Proxy FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About Proxies

What's a proxy you ask? The word 'Proxy' means "on behalf of" and web proxies fetch other website contents and display them for you to see, without you actually visiting the other websites yourself. For one thing it means the websites you see won't know you're looking so they won't be able to track you so easily. This helps make you more anonymous on the internet. For another they can allow you to bypass filters and firewalls, like at work or school etc. because some system administrators and even some governments restrict access to certain websites to stop you 'wasting your time' or using up their bandwidth, or because they contain restricted or forbidden content. You can use proxy websites to visit all your favorite sites from work or school at breaks and meal times or whenever you want, bypassing any limits imposed upon you. Or you can use them at home to hide your browsing and to stay safe and anonymous online. What you do with them is up to you, we just provide a list of them for your convenience. You will of course use them entirely at your own risk, neither we nor the proxy owner/operators are responsible for your actions, only you are.

 

Not All Websites Will Work Through Proxies

Some websites will not work properly, or at all, using a proxy, this is not something we have any control over. Some websites block access using proxies or are just not compatible with them, the proxy sites can change some of the webpage code and this stops them working as they should. For such problems a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is the only solution. This changes your IP address at the computer operating system level and routes everything through a specially set up server. All the normal browsing then goes through this server and doesn't change any page code, allowing all websites to behave normally. A VPN program must be installed on your computer for this to work, there are many available, some are free but most cost between $5 and $10 monthly. Search the web if this is what you require.

 

More Internet Facts

Did you know that the websites you go to track your every move? You are logged and recorded every time you use the internet, by the sites you visit, by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), and even by the advertising networks showing you ads. Websites use cookies and beacons to remember you when you login to your account or view particular pages for instance, this is normal practice. Advertisers however can and do track you across different websites to see what you are interested in and to show you relevant 'targeted' ads. It helps them to show you ads you're more likely to click on, and serving their clients best interest of getting a visit or a sale. This can be seen by some as an invasion of privacy though, secretly monitoring your surfing habits. One way to reduce the tracking is to use a free web proxy, you surf through the proxy, it just stores the data temporarily and forgets all about you when you close your browser. The visited sites only see the proxy, not you, so you're anonymous.

Your details are displayed below, This is just a tiny fraction of the information your computer passes on about you without you telling it to. If it's correct then you should be very careful where you browse to and what you click on, you don't know who's watching... More info.

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