Not sure what information is being passed by your web browser to a site you are visiting? This small utility displays all request headers being passed by a web request sent to network-tools.org
|Accept-Encoding||x-gzip, gzip, deflate|
When you open a page through a browser, typing in the address bar, there is a connection to a remote server, usually to port 80. Such a request is called GET-request - this is one of the main types of HTTP-protocol requests. Sending a request, as well as its contents, usually hidden from users, but there is nothing secret about them.