What is Cloudflare Error 1020?

"Error 1020: Access Denied" can be seen when web scraping websites powered by Cloudflare WAF. This means Cloudflare has blocked your scraper's IP address.

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This error can be caused by a variety of reasons from web scraping too fast to using low-quality proxies. Cloudflare's anti-bot systems are using a variety of technologies to detect web scrapers, like:

So, to avoid this error, the scrapers needs to be fortified against Cloudflare's anti-scraping technologies which can be done by using proxies and better scraping pracitces and libraries.

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