Online shopping has brought about life-altering changes to the global consumer market; just a click away on mobile phones or computers and one can connect with the world and purchase products and services from a diverse range of markets. In order to build customer trust, some of the websites would claim to respect clients’ data privacy by prompting a privacy policy notice and asking to check out.

But is it the final safeguard? Can I count on the rule made by the web merchants, to protect my privacy? What if it is one kind of phishing website and forges the merchandise to steal my credit card and other accounts?

Perceiving fear and distrust in your mind when shopping online is no doubt at all. It is true that some websites collect customer’s personal and financial information, spam them in 10 minutes and hawk their data to third parties for more money, even though the customer ticked the agreement of privacy policy, where they only claim to record the analyze the transaction history to email the best discount offer in the future. Therefore, you need to be sensitive about your data privacy when shopping online. Here are some effective tips you can employ to protect your important accounts, online activity, and device data from prying eyes and malicious activity.

How to protect data privacy when enjoy shopping online

  • Always open in https

If you are going to a new shopping website, and its URL goes like, you can add an s right after http ( to check if it is a secure connection. If it’s not, the icon before the URL would become red. But if it’s the website you trust and red still, maybe it forgets to get a security certification.

  • Always check the URLs before payment

When you are ready to pay, some website might bounce to another shopping cart pages. This is because some of the website owners would cooperate with the payment solution agents. However, this is also the most common ploy the phishing website trick your bank account and passwords.

  • Always use strong and secure passwords.

It is easy for the attackers to hack online accounts with simple passwords. Using unique hard-to-crack passwords across all the accounts, bank or social network and changing them regularly is the best policy. To avoid and check the safety of your passwords, use the password generator in Neptune SystemCare Ultimate. It checks existed passwords safety and generates stronger passwords to keep them secure from the hijackers.

  • Always clean the cookies after the shopping

E-commerce websites love to place cookies on visitor's browsers to retain login credentials, identify customers, and provide a customized shopping experience. The danger is self-evident. Therefore, we need a strong browser cookie and history eraser. The privacy eraser in Neptune SystemCare Ultimate can help you remove all the traces such as download and browsing history, cookies and caches, etc. and keep your online privacy confidential.

If you followed through on the advice above, your accounts and data privacy are now significantly safer than before. And there is the last tip—think before you click.