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. don quixote Says:

    >>March 26th, 2007 at 3:36 am
    >>Yes I would agree with other posters, Statscounter does leave tracking >>cookie in your browser when you visit your Statscounter data.

    Pardon me, but just how does this gentleperson think that you provide the information that (s)he requires? Osmosis?? Telepathy???

    Full marks to you – we shall continue to recommend your services to all our friends

  2. you are great!
    that’s why you are number one!
    i always try to click as much as i can on google ads within statcounter, when i’m surfing my stats.
    hope every other happy member do the same.

  3. I use Statcounter on multiple sites of mine. Some are for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. So, NOT having an invasion of 3rd pty cookies is always a blessing. It’s nice to see a company show that they are NOT prisoners of the ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR. Kudos to you for having the guts to say no.

    Please keep up the good work. And for those who complained about getting the email about this and calling it advertising…. oh grow up. Any smarter than a rock person could tell it was meant as an informative message and not for advertising. Advertising was very secondary to the real information of the email.

  4. I love you guys! You make the coolest best counter ever, great stats. And thanks for not giving in to Evil Internet Crazies!

  5. THankx V much For Saying No to Tracking Cookies for money ! we love ur service

  6. Man, I’m glad to hear that yall said no.. and I can’t believe people actually said yes. Thanks for the great, free service and for keepin’ it secure, too.

  7. Thanks guys…you make us all proud to use your services…which are all fantastic…even our clients love it when we show it to them and they start using it…

    I always believe we have to all work according to our values and I am really happy that the statcounter team carries values I admire..


  8. Your brilliant (and bold) decision proves that you are dedicated to and respect us! Thanks.

  9. Onya, guys.

    I had intended to upgrade next month when my new credit card arrives. Now, it’s a definite!

  10. Thanks StatCounter!!!

    i am new hosting my own site and would like to thank you for providing a great product for FREE!!!!! my site does not sell anything, only google ads are there to offset the cost. keeping StatCounter “spyware” free is for sure going to keeps the hits high!

    (the blog is great…it took me 30 minutes to read what everyone wrote-lol-)

    thanks again, StatCounter Team

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