An IP address is a unique address with which your computer connects to the internet, the same principle as with a telephone number. Based on this, everything you do on the internet can in principle be traced back to you.
What Wikipedia has to say about this:
In computer science, an Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two main functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.
For example, there are many tools that you can install on a website to collect the IP addresses of all visitors. Or you can immediately say which company has visited your website, for example via https://ipfingerprint.com/.
Do you want to find your own IP address? You can do this by surfing to https://whatismyipaddress.com/ or, for example, by entering “what is my IP address” in Google.
You are currently on the website of detective-bayo.eu. So, if we want, this means that we can know with which IP address you are visiting our website. However, because we value the privacy of our customers, we are not tracking your computers IP address. On top of that, Google Analytics removes the last eight digits of IP4 addresses and the last 80 bits of visitor IPv6 addresses before they are used. This happens on the website itself, so at the source. As a result, the data does not end up in Google Analytics or in any other place. So, as a visitor on our website we can ensure you that you can explore our website in a complete anonymous and private way without Google watching via Google Analytics.
Want to discover where your IP address leads? For example, visit https://www.ipvoid.com/ip-to-google-maps/.
This is just one of the unique points in which we distinguish ourselves from our colleagues. We make sure that your data is not even accessible to us, unless you wish. To us, confidential is really confidential.
Today it is also Data Protection Day, also known as privacy day. In 1981 the Data Protection Treaty was signed on 28 January. However, the day itself has only been celebrated since 2007. The day was created to raise awareness among people and companies about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, especially in the context of social networks.
Google has now launched version 4 of Google Analytics, in which the anonymization of IP addresses is activated by default. Because we always keep up to date with the latest technology, our website has already switched to this new version. For you as a visitor there is no noticeable change and your data will still be treated anonymously. In the code of the website, the anonymize tag is no longer visible as with the previous version of Google Analytics. In concrete terms, you are still as safe with us as before, because we continue to think about your safety. With us confidential, is really confidential. Contact us without obligation for more information.