Actions taken by internet users in the United States to be more digitally secure as of May 2018

Online privacy and anonymity strategies of U.S. internet users 2018 This survey shows online privacy and anonymity management methods of internet users in the United States as of May 2018. During the survey, it was found that 51 percent of respondents regularly cleared cookies and their browser history.
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Percentage of respondents
Regularly clear cookies or web browser history51%
Enable two-step verification45%
Refuse to provide info or opt out of cookie use44%
Create another e-mail account to sign up for services31%
Have signed up with a security company that keeps their information safe17%
Ditched Alexa because of its enabled microphone5%
Percentage of respondents
Regularly clear cookies or web browser history51%
Enable two-step verification45%
Refuse to provide info or opt out of cookie use44%
Create another e-mail account to sign up for services31%
Have signed up with a security company that keeps their information safe17%
Ditched Alexa because of its enabled microphone5%
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This survey shows online privacy and anonymity management methods of internet users in the United States as of May 2018. During the survey, it was found that 51 percent of respondents regularly cleared cookies and their browser history.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 2018
Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Age group
18 to 45 years
Method of interview
Online survey

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