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Old 08-11-2013, 04:01 AM   #1
Pentti Poytakangas
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Why LQ sites tracking me ;) ?


Hi!
This is stubid thin..but..
Firefox DoNotTrackMe says 2 companies tracking me:
Why?
 
Old 08-11-2013, 06:36 AM   #2
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The "tracking" means probably web cookies storing. It is for for site statistics, to session and login work, etc.
 
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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Ghostery flags Google Analytics and the +1 widget.
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
Pentti Poytakangas
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Thaks!
Still I don't like..google spying and othe sosiopathic_networks..
The must be a way to disable those analytics...
Nice answers
 
Old 08-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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To clarify, LQ itself doesn't track you in any way. Third party sites such as G+, analytics, etc. can be blocked via various methods and will have not impact on your LQ experience.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentti Poytakangas View Post
The must be a way to disable those analytics...
Add this to your /etc/hosts
Code:
127.0.0.1       www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1       ssl.google-analytics.com
 
  


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