Did you know that your browser is continuously passing specific data to the website’s servers when surfing the internet? In other words, every browser leaves its fingerprints. This information helps websites to identify unique users, track online activity, and detect non-human traffic.
What is browser fingerprinting?
Browser fingerprinting is a tracking method capable of identifying users based on their specific browser or device settings. Usually, websites use browser fingerprinting as protection against malicious bots. Furthermore, collected information helps websites to obtain real-time marketing analytics, and much more.
Browser fingerprinting is already impacting web scraping, and it is likely that in the future it will make web scraping tasks more challenging. If you are interested in browser fingerprinting and how it affects web scraping, check out our other blog post.
Solution to beat browser fingerprinting
Kameleo is a browser management application for Windows and Android. Kameleo app helps to beat the popular browser fingerprinting techniques and ensures 100% privacy on the internet. If you want to find out more Kameleo benefits, check out their official website by clicking here.
Proxy integration with Kameleo
It’s important to notice that the Kameleo app does not provide proxies by itself. We prepared you a step-by-step guide on how to use a proxy in Kameleo for Windows.
How to integrate proxies in Kameleo?
1. Download and install the Kameleo app from its official website.
2. Open the app.
3. Click the button Application Settings.
4. In the following window, enter the required proxy information under Global proxy settings. For Upstream Proxy Type, choose Http. Next, fill in Proxy IP or hostname with pr.oxylabs.io. Under Proxy Port, enter 7777. Finally, enter your login credentials under Username and Password. Close the window to save settings.
You can also use country-specific entries. For example, if you put us-pr.oxylabs.io under Proxy IP or hostname and 10001 under Proxy Port*, you will receive a US exit node with a sticky session.
For a complete list of country-specific entry notes, please refer to our documentation.
5. That’s it. You’re ready to go! Either create a New Profile or click Quick Profile to launch the browser, which now has the proxy enabled.
Configuring and managing browser fingerprinting is crucial for a smooth web scraping process. If you have issues with browser fingerprinting, it’s worth trying the Kameleo application. As mentioned before, Kameleo does not provide proxies, so you need to make sure that you’re using the best residential proxies for an excellent web scraping experience.
If you’re interested in how to integrate Kameleo with our proxies or have any questions about residential proxies, simply book a call with our sales team!