Google Maps

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by sweetpea, May 14, 2018.

  1. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    How does Google know...
    I have never had a Google account.

    Some months ago I looked-up an address on Google maps, I never bookmark Google maps. When I want Google maps I use Google search (I'm funny that way). Now, when I use Google search to ''find'' Google maps something funny happens when I use the presented link, It always opens on the same street page I looked-up months ago!
    I can only think Google is keeping note of my IP address, would that be right? I thought I was using proxies to hide my IP.
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Clear your cookies.
     
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  5. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    First thing I did. And, they are also set to automatically clear when I close the browser.
    That is, I copy the link and clear cookies, them paste address in address bar.
     
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  7. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    My guess: Google keeps the information in the cloud.
     
  8. someguy1 Registered Senior Member

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    And if that doesn't work, toss your cookies.
     
  9. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Clear history as well as cookies. For another thing, many websites use a thing called geolookup that can pull your approximate location from your IP address.
     
  10. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the trigger! I just spent fifteen days in hospital with a partially blocked bowel.

    Didn't throw up, but rants are where you find them.

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