I hope I can explain my question clearly! A few questions... please read and help if you can!
I am wondering if I have visited a website if they can track my ip address just from me visiting and jumping around on different pages of the website?
Also - to be a little more specific, what if I have blocked cookies, and also if I have blocked that site in my security settings? Does that make a difference?
Can anyone help? Is there a way to prevent certain sites from finding my IP address when I visit their site???
I'm curious because it seems that this might be why I am getting some spam and possibly hacking into my computer. I don't know for sure, but I don't think I have all of my settings set correctly. I don't mind on the major sites, like Yahoo and Google, etc... but I don't want some of the random sites here and there that I visit to be able to track my IP - or is it just standard that in order to visit a website they can see your IP??? One more thing, what type of information can a person get from an IP address, enough to be able to get presonal information on me? I wouldn't think so since I would think it would track my Service provider rather than myself, but is there a way for someone to actaully get MY name and personal information to hack my computer or even possible some type of identity theft???
THANK - I appreicate any help!!!