Q. Have you ever taken any of the following actions to protect your privacy on the internet?
|Total||Men||Women||Aged 18-34||Aged 35-54||Aged 55+|
|Cleared cookies and browser in history||74%||76%||73%||74%||75%||73%|
|Set your browser to disable or turned off cookies||50%||52%||48%||50%||53%||45%|
|Stopped using a website you think might be using information about you||51%||53%||50%||56%||51%||46%|
|Deleted something you posted in the past||48%||45%||51%||66%||46%||29%|
|Decided not to use a website because they wanted your real name||46%||46%||46%||52%||47%||39%|
|Used a false name or untraceable username||36%||37%||35%||51%||33%||23%|
|Use a non-identifiable email address||31%||36%||26%||40%||29%||21%|
|Used a Virtual Private Network or Tor||16%||21%||11%||22%||17%||5%|
Actions most likely to have been taken to protect privacy were clearing cookies and browser in history (74%), stopped using a website that might be using your information (51%) and setting browser to disable or turning off cookies (50%).
Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.
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- Federal voting intention
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- Federal government response to Covid-19
- State government response to Covid-19
- Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine
- Reason those who would get vaccinated against Covid-19 have not been vaccinated yet
- Speed of NSW lockdown
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