When you browse with WebProtectMe, your traffic is routed through our filtering servers to protect and secure your traffic. Since you likely don't live in the same city as the WebProtectMe filtering server you're using, we add your device's public IP address to your web requests by default. This allows sites like Google and Amazon to route you automatically to the best experience based on your IP.
What is it?
However, we're always looking for new ways to help you protect your privacy. So we offer IncognitoIP™ protection for our Premium subscribers. When IncognitoIP is enabled, WebProtectMe will anonymize your web requests by not providing your public IP address to the web servers you visit. This gives you tremendous privacy, because all of your browsing appears to the site you're visiting as if it is coming only from our filtering server.
NOTE: Enabling IncognitoIP may cause sites like Google to route you to less optimal versions of their site, requiring you to override their choice (since they don't know your actual IP address). For example, if you live in France and are filtered through our Amsterdam filtering center, when IncognitoIP is enabled Google may redirect you to google.nl instead of google.fr.
How do I turn it on?
Turning on IncognitoIP is easy:
- Open the Protection area of the WebProtectMe admin console: webprotectme.com/admin/protection
- Check Hide Your IP Address in the Browsing Privacy section: