How are sites getting my number and address without even signing up on the site

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I was randomly checking out few shirts on rare rabbit on the chrome browser through  my phone and added a few to the cart. Though I have never visited that site before , I instantly got a whatsapp message from the Rare rabbit business whatsapp account about the cart as well as my address. Same thing happened as I was surfing through the noise website. This was really scary, how are they getting user data and isn't it against user privacy law. Mind you I had never visited these sites nor signed up.

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Hey, listen up! You know those cookies we all love? Well, most browsers these days are based on Chromium, and they often share our browsing info with third parties without even creating a user profile. It's all done through these cross-trackers that give us personalized ads and suggestions. 

Now, don't panic, it's not all bad. You can turn off this personalization stuff if you want, but then you'll lose out on some features like synced suggestions and pre-login access. Plus, you'll be bothered by captchas on every website.  My advice? Make the switch to Mozilla and add some extensions like uBlock Origin. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!😃
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lots of d2c brands use the same cart / checkout provider ( connected via shopify etc) like popclub or in your case i think it's by shiprocket  you may have assigned in to one of website using same checkout provider so it mapped your address cart etc to phn number in case of shiprocket it could also be due to some order shipped by them

  that explains address and phone number linkage 


now how it knows that the person browsing had this phone number.  its either an auto sign in by the checkout provider due to your sign in on some other website with it and where you didn't signed our so it maintained that session( probably the car for noise website using gokwik). also rare rabbit provder had sign in with Truecaller option. so if you have truecaller and at some website you allowed that sign in to this provider it considered that as your confirmation to allow that sign in automatically. so as you went to cart or website it auto signed you in via Truecaller or session. 1 of these 2 are extremely likely case and can happen with privacy blockers etc so don't worry


also data/user privacy is a myth it doesn't exist sweat_smile sweat_smile

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Hey, listen up! You know those cookies we all love? Well, most browsers these days are based on Chromium, and they often share our browsing info with third parties without even creating a user profile. It's all done through these cross-trackers that give us personalized ads and suggestions. 

Now, don't panic, it's not all bad. You can turn off this personalization stuff if you want, but then you'll lose out on some features like synced suggestions and pre-login access. Plus, you'll be bothered by captchas on every website.  My advice? Make the switch to Mozilla and add some extensions like uBlock Origin. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!😃
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Never login to chrome browser. Create a incognito shortcut and always use this

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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ya same:) always doing this:)
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Could be that your info has been sold to  them by data brokers 
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Nah i think

it has something to do with his cookie settings and permission things that he forgot to remove smile dont know just wild guess

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I got Brave and it blocks almost all of this stuff. As mentioned above Firefox performs well as well but Brave seems to have better memory management in my experience.

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lots of d2c brands use the same cart / checkout provider ( connected via shopify etc) like popclub or in your case i think it's by shiprocket  you may have assigned in to one of website using same checkout provider so it mapped your address cart etc to phn number in case of shiprocket it could also be due to some order shipped by them

  that explains address and phone number linkage 


now how it knows that the person browsing had this phone number.  its either an auto sign in by the checkout provider due to your sign in on some other website with it and where you didn't signed our so it maintained that session( probably the car for noise website using gokwik). also rare rabbit provder had sign in with Truecaller option. so if you have truecaller and at some website you allowed that sign in to this provider it considered that as your confirmation to allow that sign in automatically. so as you went to cart or website it auto signed you in via Truecaller or session. 1 of these 2 are extremely likely case and can happen with privacy blockers etc so don't worry


also data/user privacy is a myth it doesn't exist sweat_smile sweat_smile

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oh oh good info smile to learn smile
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@Total_Fun @Total_Fun Yes, this is so freaking scary as well as annoying too. I'm glad to read some of the helpful suggestions that others have offered here. Thanks @gojo_sensei @Total_Fun

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