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Browser fingerprinting

What is browser fingerprinting?

Browser fingerprinting is a technique used to identify and track users based on the unique set of characteristics and attributes of their web browser. While the primary purpose of browser fingerprinting is often associated with online tracking for various reasons, including targeted advertising and user profiling, it can also be employed for more user-friendly purposes, such as persisting language preferences across different websites.

When a user visits a website, the site can gather information about their browser and device to create a unique fingerprint. This fingerprint is essentially a combination of various details such as browser type, version, installed plugins, screen resolution, operating system, and language settings. Since this fingerprint is unique to each user, it can serve as a reliable identifier.

Why are you using browser fingerprinting?

Persisting user language preferences using browser fingerprinting offers a seamless and consistent experience for users across different websites. Additionally, we provide end-users the option to install a browser extension as an alternative to browser fingerprinting.

Your responsability

As the operator of your website, it is your responsibility to be aware of and comply with regulations governing user data and privacy. Ensure that your practices align with applicable laws and guidelines to protect the rights and privacy of your users. Depending on your jurisdiction, there may be specific regulations governing the collection, storage, and use of user data. It is imperative that you understand and adhere to these regulations to avoid legal repercussions. This includes, but is not limited to, data protection laws such as GDPR, CCPA, or other regional data protection regulations.