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. I dont use Statcounter, but I’m glad to hear you didnt take up the offer, well done

  2. wanted to say thank you for saying NO to the spying cookies.
    WIRED has the evil ones (I only see if I surf with an ancient computer that can’t automattically say no to the AdSense cookie requests

  3. Yeah! Don’t let those nasty adverts people anywhere near statcounter!

  4. Kill all those adverts, they are scum of the Internet. I can’t believe they sneak in there every once in a while.

  5. Great news statcounter keep the faith! If ever you fancy a sail give us a call.We will return the favour.

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  7. I never really expected statcounter to say ‘yes’ to this one anyway. StatCounter provides a great service and probably makes a bit of profit by doing it – so it would be illogical to be greedy for more profit and to want to reduce the quality of service provided

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