So yeah, if you have to use something, use VPN but again, I live for this **** and I don't use it. Install programs that block adds on your browser... and you're golden. Run CCleaner for cookies every week or every month... and that's it.
I don't trust VPNs because the good ones are paid for and I like to have stuff memorized. I like to not have to log into DP every time I come to DP. I like not having to write my password every time I log into amazon because it remembers me. I like not having to do that for World of tanks. So it's a trade-off. With VPN, you have to do that. Every time you come to DP, you need to log in, write name and pass... and then what's the point of having VPN? If you want to go to amazon, you have to log in to order and then the internet, as in, anyone who wants to buy your data, will know that you bought X items from amazon and that's where your interests are because you shipped them to your home. So for me, it seems like an exercise in futility for day to day life.
but you know, that's just like, my opinion.