Proxies & Cookies

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mike21, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    Hi, I don't use a vpn but sometimes I use a proxy only for my browser, firefox.

    The question is straightforward:

    I open firefox (direct connection) I visit a site that leaves a cookie on my pc. Then I switch to my reliable proxy without deleting any cookies and I revisit the site on proxy. Does the cookie reveal or may reveal my real IP?
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    The cookie itself probably not, but if a site would record and connect cookie with both IPs, proxy wouldn't help much to hide your real IP.
     
  3. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    thanks, same applies for connections through vpn? (if a cookie is stored in my PC whilst on direct connection and revisit the site via vpn without deleting the cookie)
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Yes.

    But cookies are an easy link to break. Compartmentalizing stuff in different VMs is far better.