StatCounter Says NO!


A few months back, StatCounter was approached by an advertiser, offered lots of $$$, and asked to include a spyware cookie on all of our member sites…we refused on the spot.

You install StatCounter to track visitors to your site NOT to open yourself and your visitors up to being spied upon by phantom advertising corporations.

It appears, however, that other players in the world of webstats were happy to take up this offer…

We were shocked to discover just today that another well known stats provider is allowing up to 9 cookies to be installed in the browser of every visitor that hits one of their member websites. This means that the provider is making money by transmitting data on you and your visitors to a third party advertiser. Not only that, but to add insult to injury, the cookies are causing the member websites to load very slowly too.

In light of this, StatCounter wants to assure you that we track your visitors for you, only you and not any one else.

Which provider would you prefer??

StatCounter says No!

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1,030 comments on “StatCounter Says NO!

  1. G’day. Thank you. I’m sure these rockapes really put the pressure on you, too. Well done, for saying no. Although I only do my own site (technically that may be a good thing!) I do recommend Statcounter to those wanting to create a site, and this will give me even more ammo when promoting you. No doubt you will or have, but really push this idea when advertising – it’s something that is becoming more and more poignant all the time. Your service is excellent.

  2. Great job, StatCounter! I’m glad to be using such a reputable service as yours, knowing that you won’t sell your users to some ad company.

  3. Thanks statcounter for offering your great free service and for not accepting the request from the cookie bandits. Smart move, most people would of said yes to a large sum of $. People would of found out and your site would get bad reviews.

  4. Thanks for saying ‘No’ I knew there was a reason I used your services! Keep up the good work

  5. I’m glad to hear that statcounter decided to keep free of spy cookies. Statcounter is without a doubt the best site for seeing where website visitors are coming from.

    All the best…


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