Browser thinks I'm in the US..... why???

  • Hello

    Enjoying using opera except for some strange assumptions on Operas part. From a weblink within an email if I click to open in Safari it takes me to the appropriate UK (where I live) site, Fine. The same link clicked to open in Opera takes me to the US site rather than the British.

    I have absolutely no idea why..Do you...?????

    THANK YOU

    Stephen

  • Is Opera Turbo activated?
    Is the language setting in browser not English (United Kingdom)?

  • Which site? Do you use Opera Turbo?

  • Thanks for the reply.

    The plot thickens. Its not directing me to a different site. There is only a UK site but Opera is displaying prices in dollars rather than pounds. Its a specialist book shop This is the address, www.foliosociety.com/pages/aboutus-welcome

    on my macbook safari shows prices in Pounds the same link on opera in dollars. As I say its a UK based site. I don,t know what opera turbo is but this is my version.

    Opera 26.0 This is weird I will grant you.

    ATB

    Stephen

  • Did you try telling it you were in the UK? At the bottom of the page there is a line that says "Choose region:" then has 5 little flags and a world map - presumably if you click the British flag you can get the UK version. (I didn't see any prices on that page, but I did notice an actual US tool-free phone number there. Clicking the British flag does show me a different phone number.)

    As far as why you saw the US page ... do you use Turbo? Turbo uses a proxy, which can result in websites thinking you are somewhere other than your actual location. While I have to doubt they'd route you through a proxy over here, maybe they show the US site for people they think are in Norway. Or else, maybe the "world" site uses US dollars?

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