Actions taken to protect privacy

Mar 18, 2014

Q. Have you ever taken any of the following actions to protect your privacy on the internet?

 

Total

 

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Cleared cookies and browser in history

73%

77%

72%

70%

Set your browser to disable or turned off cookies

56%

55%

57%

54%

Stopped using a website you think might be using information about you

54%

60%

53%

49%

Deleted something you posted in the past

51%

68%

46%

36%

Decided not to use a website because they wanted your real name

46%

49%

45%

43%

Used a false name or untraceable username

36%

48%

34%

23%

Use a non-identifiable email address

31%

41%

31%

20%

The majority of respondents had taken some form of action to protect their privacy on the internet.

73% had cleared their cookies and browser, 56% had set browser to disable or turned off cookies and 54% had stopped using a website thet aight be using their information.

68% of those aged 18-34 had deleted posts – and were also more likely to use a false name (48%) or  anonymous email address (41%).