When I go to google.com (without being logged in) it switches to google.de (I am from Germany), even though I am using Tor. How is this information still available to google?

Tor Browser Bundle 5.0.2. on Ubuntu 15.04

  • This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers.
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 11:49
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    I just observed the same issue while the tor browser displayed IP addresses from Switzerland and France. However, after renewing the tor circuit again it again it worked as expected with addresses from other countries.
    – Jens Wirth
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 19:42
  • @JensKubieziel: Aren't 'off-topic' and 'unlikely to help future readers' two completely different things? What would have been the right place?
    – Jens Wirth
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 19:45

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It is probably coincidence. Germany has a lot of exit nodes. (Are you using the Tor Browser Bundle?)

  • Yes, but the exit note was in France. Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 13:51
  • How did you determine that? Not all your circuits / connections use the same exit. Also, we don't know how Google maps IP addresses to languages.
    – Jobiwan
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 14:16
  • Because Tor Browser said so. Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 14:20
  • I don't know what that means. As far as I know, my Tor Browser does not indicate where it exits. If you mean something like check.torproject.org, then again, not all your connections use the same exit. It's even possible that your initial connection and the redirected connection use different exits.
    – Jobiwan
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 14:32
  • What I mean is this: imgur.com/1MU9qwS (Switzerland in this case, it was France before). Apologies for the quality, it wouldn't let me take a screenshot from the menu. Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 15:05

It's probably in your HTTP_ACCEPT headers. See

If you can see your language there, so can other sites you visit. Mine says:

HTTP_ACCEPT: Headers  text/html, */* gzip, deflate en-US,en;q=0.5
  • Nope, it always says the same (en-US) no matter where the exit point is. I think the answer is that Googles IP adress mapping went wrong. With other exit nodes, Google mostly appears in the respective language. Thanks anyway! Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 9:25

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