Facebook has revealed what information and data it collects on you when you are not logged in. This was one of the questions that was asked to the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, recently when he appeared before US Congress.
The company has now confirmed what information is collected when you are not logged into their social network. It collects this data by using a number of different methods. You can see a list of tools that Facebook uses to collect data below.
- Social plugins, such as our Like and Share buttons, which make other sites more social and help you share content on Facebook;
- Facebook Login, which lets you use your Facebook account to log into another website or app;
- Facebook Analytics, which helps websites and apps better understand how people use their services; and
- Facebook ads and measurement tools, which enable websites and apps to show ads from Facebook advertisers, to run their own ads on Facebook or elsewhere, and to understand the effectiveness of their ads.
The company has also revealed what type of information it collects on you when you are not logged in, there is a full list of information that is collected at the link below. This include things like your IP address, your location and more.