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What your browser tells websites

When visiting websites, your browser tells a few things about you in order to make browsing work better. Here's some of the info given:

Languages you're accepting (in this order):
If you see websites defaulting to anything else than one of these languages there could be several reasons why:
1) You've previously chosen a different language and the website remembers this.
2) The website only exists in that language.
3) The website uses your geographical location to determine the language. This is a completely wrong approach, but sadly a rather common one. Example of why this is wrong: Imagine browsing the internet while traveling in a country where you don't speak the language.
What browser you're using CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
This odd string tells the server which browser you're using. In a perfect world, the server doesn't need to know this. Websites should be designed so that they follow the same standard, but sadly there are multiple standards that are rather complex, leaving a lot of room for variation. A as result, many websites output different things depending on which browser you use.
Your IP address
Making a connection to a webserver will tell the webserver where you're coming from. This is not because they're spying on you. It's necessary for the server to be able to send the page contents back to you. (You wouldn't be able to see this text if it didn't.)

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