Lifting location-based restrictions
Companies all over the world use location-based restrictions to protect their content from users of a specific location. There are other reasons too, from financial to illegal ones. Sometimes, websites that are location-based restrictions may have useful information and the only way to get to it is to use proxies.
In such situations when you get “the content is not available in your country”, proxies are a chain between you and the internet. In short, they make your IP address different.
Websites “see” a user’s location based on the IP address. So when you click a link to a specific website, you send your IP address and at the same time, the website’s server understands if the data is available to your country or not. Sometimes, there is partial access given. But mostly, you will be redirected or even banned by IP.
How do proxies work? Browsing the internet, your laptop or smartphone uses a web address. Thus, you have an IP address that is attached to your physical location. Proxies literally become your device with a different IP address so that you can access the information on any website that was blocked before. So if there is some content restricted for Estonia, you can change IP to German ones and get a bit closer to your aim.
Behind any decision, there is always a reason. Website owners might want to protect their content, product descriptions, unique service offers from others. To get access to the holy grail you only need a proxy. You will get a chance to collect all the data you require for your research. And we’ve solved another problem, you don’t need to search for a reliable partner, you already have it here – at Data Impulse we are ready to assist and find the most convenient solution for you.