Browser Geolocation
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The browser geolocation can be found using an API in the Chrome and Firefox browsers. The user is prompted by the browser to accept or reject requests for API data made by websites. The user's preference for that site is stored in the browser. This allows it to either automatically refuse requests for geolocation data or later deliver it to the user.

The Browser's Source for the Coordinates

Your browser needs a more reliable method of getting the geolocation from a regularly updated database because the geolocation of an IP address fluctuates over time.

Your geolocation is obtained by Chrome and Firefox via the Google Maps API. These browsers enable various data transmission to Google (depending on the device). Consider your IP address and the WiFi networks that are accessible. Google notifies the browser of the precise coordinates of your device after getting the data.

Geolocation Modes Are How Gologin Functions

Sites are given spoof coordinates by browsers using Gologin Stealthfox and Mimic. You can change geolocation by choosing from 3 options. They are available: Request, Allow, and Block. We go into greater depth about each of them below.

Prompt mode (default)

A pop-up is displayed by the browser when a website asks for your coordinates, allowing you to choose whether or not to share your geolocation with the website. This appears to be the browser setting "request permission to access" from the perspective of the websites.

If you agree to the website getting your geolocation, the coordinates will be sent to the website using your browser's profile settings.

Allow mode

Each website that seeks your coordinates will receive a geolocation signal. Because you have allowed automatic geolocation transmission in your browser settings, the websites can see that you have done so.

Gologin automatically sends coordinates from the profile settings in your browser to websites while it is in Allow mode.

Block Mode

When sites request your coordinates, they are all rejected. The websites notice that connection is denied by geolocation settings and your browser automatically rejects requests for geolocation information.

Deciding on the Appropriate Geolocation Masking Modes

We advise granting permission for your geolocation to be read in order to boost websites' trust in your browser. Remember that websites may be able to track your coordinates (for a map, for instance) and use that data to compare against other data. For instance, you may geolocate it and compare it to your IP address.

Automatically Geolocating Settings

By default, the setting for "Set geolocation coordinates based on IP address" is selected. The connection specified in your profile settings will be used by Gologin to establish a connection to its servers if this option is enabled. Your genuine external IP address, which other websites can see, will be transmitted to our server once the connection has been made successfully.

Gologin will ask the Ip2Geo database for coordinates after obtaining the IP address. Gologin will add a little random offset to the coordinates in order to prevent identical addresses for the same ISP's IP addresses. This offset is stored in the profile and is constant.

Websites will receive the coordinates for your profile using the generated geolocation.

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