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Web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs are all terms used to describe a particular form of technology implemented by many websites in order to help them to analyse how their site is being used and, in turn, to improve your experience of their site. They may also be used to target any advertising being served on the web page you are viewing. A web beacon (or similar) usually takes the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or an email. They are used in conjunction with cookies and send information such as your IP address, the time you viewed the page or email, from what device, and your (broad) location. Unlike cookies, you cannot decline web beacons. However, setting your browser to decline cookies will stop web beacons from tracking your activity.
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