Browser Fingerprinting: Can I block browser fingerprint?

Tien Nguyen
Browser Fingerprint is a set of parameters and information that websites collect to identify and trace your account. Browser Fingerprint works on the basis that two users can't have 100% matching browser data. If your work requires using multiple accounts online, Browser Fingerprint is one of the top reasons that get your accounts banned in large quantities.

What is browser fingerprint?

What is a browser fingerprint combined from?

As the name suggests, browser fingerprinting allows website owners to create user profiles by collecting data from a set of parameters. Imagine how many internet users there are out there and how many similarities they have: now imagine how in-depth you would need to look to find enough unique characteristics to be able to build up unique profiles for each one. The data collected for browser fingerprinting included:

  • IP address
  • Geolocation
  • Device model
  • Operating system (OS)
  • Screen resolution
  • Time zones
  • File format identifiers
  • Timestamp
  • User-agent (UA) string
  • Language settings
  • Plugins
  • Extensions
The data collected is then clustered together and referred to as a "fingerprint".

Is my browser fingerprint unique?

Browser fingerprint provides enough specific attributes about your device and its settings that you can be reliably identified out of a crowd, even the extremely large crowd of millions of internet users and billions of devices. In fact, device fingerprinting can identify users with 90 to 99% accuracy.

Not convinced you could actually be identified? Try it for yourself on AmIUnique, for example, my browser fingerprint is unique among the more than two hundred thousand fingerprints in their dataset. You can also see the 75+ attributes they use to identify you in a matter of seconds.

Why does Browser Fingerprint get your accounts banned?

Many website owners and ad networks share browser fingerprinting functionality to perform cross-site tracking. That means they use your online fingerprint to track you across the web and collect intimate details about you: your search history, shopping and news preferences, and more.

These kinds of platforms and websites are always hunting in the background for anyone who is running multiple accounts – even for legitimate reasons. Imagine you’re running multiple Amazon or eBay storefronts for different brands within your e-commerce business, or you’re an agency handling multiple clients’ Google Ads accounts from the same devices.

If these are detected as coming from the same device or as being linked, they will in most cases automatically be flagged as suspicious and banned or suspended. And in many cases, it is your browser fingerprint that has helped their systems to link them together.

Does blocking browser fingerprinting work?

Without sophisticated tools, browser fingerprinting is extremely difficult to avoid. The normal privacy tricks — like using private browsing or Incognito mode, cleaning your cookies or search history, or using an adblocker or a VPN — can’t prevent browser fingerprinting. In fact, it’s such an insidious and pervasive tracking technique that even if you use all of the privacy tactics we just mentioned, your unique fingerprint is still identifiable.

How to stop browser fingerprinting the easy way?

Now, one way to do this would be from multiple devices: fine if you have two accounts, a lot more expensive, unreliable and impractical when you want to scale to 100, 1,000, 10,000…

Another way, the most reliable and easiest way, is using Hidemyacc. From canvas fingerprinting, to audio fingerprinting, and everything in between, Hidemyacc stops trackers from accessing your personal information.

Hidemyacc software will help you hide original computer parameters and create multiple new computer parameters for each profile, supporting users to access the internet with multiple accounts without being detected. Download Hidemyacc and start your 7-day trial now!

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