An anonymiser, or anonymous proxy, masks a person’s activity on the Internet. Typically, this is done using a proxy server. The proxy server acts as a go-between – accessing the Internet on behalf of the client computer, while shielding the client’s personal information (e.g. disabling cookies, hiding the client IP address).

Growing concerns about online privacy have led to an increased use of anonymisers (e.g. the Tor browser).

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