Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Track the Trackers in the website when you are in a website

Track the Trackers in the website when you are in a website
Each time you visit a page on the Internet its a good change that a service on that page is tracking you. Below is a listing of some of the common ways a web page will track you when its being viewed. To view how a website is tracking you, block services, and get a better understanding about each tracking services install Ghostery, a free tool that displays all trackingservices and gives you additional details about each service.

How a website may track you?
Most sites collect analytical data using services such as Google Analytics to help the owner of a website understand how their web page is being used.

Sites with share buttons from Facebook, Google+, and other social networks will also track each visitor that views the share button or a social network plugin. Users logged into these social services can be tracked and also share the pages through the services.

Many advertisers such as Google (DoubleClick) will track where their advertisement banners are displayed.

Hundreds of other services that monitor traffic, brands, patterns, mobile, etc. for research and advertisers.
Ghostery is a browser tool available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, as well as a standalone app available for iOS. It scans the page for trackers – scripts, pixels, and other elements – and notifies you of the companies whose code is present on the webpage you are visiting. These trackers often aren’t otherwise visible and are often notdetailed in the page source code. Ghostery allows you to learn more about these companies and their practices, and block the page elements from loading if the user chooses.

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