What is my User Agent ?

Listed below is the User Agent information returned by your current web browser:

Your User Agent is:

Here is a brief description of what a User Agent is. When you go to a website (either by directly typing in a URL, or by clicking on a link), your web browser will send a "Request" to the website that you are trying to connect to. That request will also include some "User Agent" information, including your current: Operating System, Device Type, and Browser Type. The website that you are trying to visit can then read that User Agent info and respond appropriately. e.g. websites may detect from your User Agent that you are using a Google Chrome browser (vs Firefox, or Microsoft Edge browser) and may then serve up differnt pages accordingly.

Can you change your User Agent?

Yes, you can change your User Agent. The simplest way to do this is by installing a "User Agent Switcher" Browser Add-On. These are available for both Chrome and Firefox. Details for which ones we recommend and how to install them are documented below. The other alternative is to do this manually, by changing the settings directly yourself in your browser. Detailed instructions for how to do this are discussed in the following sections of this post.

User Agent Switcher

This is by far the easiest way for most users to switch up and change their User Agent. There are Add Ons available for most popular web browsers. If you're using Mozilla Firefox browser, head over to the Firefox Store and download the User Agent Switcher browser extension by Chris Pederick. Once installed, simply select the Tools menu option and choose a Default User Agent option from the list presented. Each request that you make to a website from that point on will include User Agent information that you have nominated using the tool.