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. Statcounter is truly the best service in this area. There are so many crooks out there always trying to install all kinds of malware and spyware shit.

    Go StatCounter!

  2. This is exactly what I expected to find out after reading the title StatCounter Says NO!. Thanks for informative article

  3. This is good to know. That is why I trust you (StatCounter) to track my websites. I have had nothing but good experiences with your software. You are truly appreciated.

    Thanks for not sharing our information!

  4. This is insane! spying on members?? Angsuman Chakraborty (one of your commentator) rightly pointed out the cookies caused by SiteMeter.

    If this is true, I will avoid using such service provider. Thanks for your awareness project.

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