If you think that clearing cookies and the browser cache after surfing erases your browser fingerprints then think again. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) says that there are a lot of other methods to track browser activity and identify you online.
In order to check how unique your browser configuration really is, the EFF provides a tool called Panopticlick. The tool collects anonymous data from your browser and compares it with their database. Based on that it gives you a uniqueness score that lets you know how identifiable you are through your browser.
The EFF has a detailed page explaining the entire concept and about the purpose which this tool serves. Read it to know more about this process.
- Check uniqueness of your browser configuration.
- Anonymous data collection only.
- The uniqueness score tells you if your browser has a common or a rare configuration.
Check out Panopticlick@panopticlick.eff.org