Information Collected by FTC Websites

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 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. Some FTC websites use "cookies" to give us information about what pages users visit on our sites. You can configure your computer to delete cookies or to disable them altogether. For more information on how we use cookies, and how you can delete or disable cookies, please visit FTC Use of Cookies.