Collection of Information

Question

What information does the FTC automatically collect when I visit an FTC website?

Answer

When you visit an FTC website, we automatically collect some temporary information about your visit to help us improve navigation on our site or investigate disruption of service attacks. This information includes an IP (Internet protocol) address; the date and time of your visit; and the browser software and operating system used for your visit. FTC websites use "cookies" to give us information about what pages users visit. Your computer can be configured to delete cookies or to disable them altogether. For more information on how we use cookies, and how you can delete or disable cookies, click here.