Your privacy is important because it allows you to control the information that others have access to. You can choose what data you make available and who has access to it. When using a proxy service, all your online activity is routed through an intermediary server which masks your IP address, making it difficult for anyone trying to track or monitor your activities online. This means that websites cannot know where you are located or even what kind of device you’re using as they only see the IP address of the proxy server instead of yours.
Moreover, with a proxy service, all web traffic is encrypted so nobody can eavesdrop on any communications between you and certain websites. This makes sure that any personal information sent over these connections remains secure from malicious actors such as hackers and cyber criminals. Additionally, if a website does try to collect data on its users without their knowledge, the encryption used by proxies will render this useless as well since the collected data will be unreadable due to being in an encrypted format.
Finally, proxies also provide anonymity when browsing the internet by hiding your real IP address from websites visited – this way no one can trace back any activity originating from your computer or phone back to you personally unless they already possess additional pieces of information about yourself such as credit card numbers etc.. By doing so not only do proxies protect against identity theft but also reduce chances for targeted advertising based on location tracking and other methods employed by many businesses today aiming at increasing sales by tailoring ads specifically towards individual users’ interests/needs/location etc..