Many sites track/trace users when the visit it. What I mean by that, is let's say I visit a page then the owner of the site sees that one person visited his site.

Is there any way to be protected from that? For example, when I get on a site the owner can't see that I visited it?

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    In general, you can't. The site owner controls the server, and can see that someone has visited. They might not be able to identify who visited it, but they can see that a visit occurred. Why would you want to stop someone from telling that? – Matthew Dec 9 '16 at 13:43

can't see that I visited it

You can prevent an owner knowing the you personally visited. To do so, you need to mask your originating location. Either via something like TOR or via a VPN than changes you address on each request. You also need to mask your browser signature since that may also be used to track you. Using Incognito/InPrivate sessions, refusing cookies and other local storage and changing parameters such as local IP address, screen size, etc. - or alternatively keeping them static but at the most common possible values so that you cannot be detected from everyone else.

You cannot, of course, prevent them from knowing that someone visited.


If the site is available on the Wayback Machine, or other historic caching site, and it is static and non-interactive (which is rare these days) then you could visit the historic cache of the site. The use of a pre-existing cache is the only way I could think of from getting hold of a site's content without leaving a record of someone visiting the site. If it's just anonymity then @Julian's answer is pretty complete.


If your intention is to avoid being tracked, you could create a virtual machine and access the site only from inside it. This way your computer is virtual, and you can reset it any time, creating a new computer any time you wish.

If your intention is to not allowing the site owner to know you accessed it, you could use Google Cache, or Wayback Machine as @David said. This way you are not accessing the site directly, but using another service as a proxy.

You could use a browser for your day-to-day browsing, and another one only for sites you don't want to track you. Configure the secondary browser to delete all and any private information on exit. And use a proxy or VPN if possible. This way, every time you connect to the site, it would appear as if you were a different client, because any tracking information was wiped.

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