What kind of public web data is collected?

Bright Data indexes public web data from large websites – typically e-commerce, travel, consumer brands, etc.

These websites are indexed to keep Bright Data’s large datasets up to date. You can see the type of data collected and the websites the information is collected from in the datasets page

Since it is Bright Data who creates the original requests to specific websites, so we know what URLs are visited at all times.

Irrespective to the above and as an additional layer of security, Bright Data uses leading 3rd party web-filtering software to ensure only allowed sites may be indexed. 

Bright Data gets the same web content that any normal user will see when visiting a webpage in anonymous mode (i.e. not logged in), from his phone. For example:

  • Average review score of a product on an ecommerce website
  • The price of a London to New York flight ticket on an airline site
  • The text of an ad on a social network
  • Search results of a specific query (e.g. “best pizza in town”)