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Tool: Show website tracking and cookie information

By on June 20, 2012 in Tool with 2 Comments

With Ghostery you can check cookie and tracking information of a website. This tool can help you to identify cookies and tracking technologies that your website is using. This information can be helpful to determine the strategy for your website to be compliant with the new EU cookie law.

Ghostery is a Google Chrome plugin, after the installation you can configure the default settings for Ghostery.

Now if I open the CNN website in Chrome, I´ll get the following information.

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This information windows shows that CNN site is using 7 tracking codes and/or cookies. So this is interesting… But there is more you can do, you can also get information about all the different tracking codes, let’s say that I want to know more about NetRatings SiteCensus. To do this I can click the Ghost (with the 7) next to the address bar and click on the more info link next to NetRating SiteCensus.

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A new tab window will open the website of Ghostery with detailed information about the tracking script. Now I can tell you what NetRating Sitecensus does:

“SiteCensus is a browser-based audience measurement tool that provides in-depth tracking and analysis of your Web site users, site performance and other critical measurement data. Examine your site performance, usage trends, content and product placement, visitor loyalty, search engine performance and visitor behavior.”

This tool can do much more than this, so go download Ghostery and check-out which tracking technology your site is using.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pieter is Technical Marketing Manager for Sitecore Netherlands and owner of Gaatverweg.nl. He has more than ten years experience with software developing in multiple programming languages and with different Content Management Systems. Before joining Sitecore Pieter was a lead developer for multiple Sitecore and .Net projects, he joined Sitecore in 2011 as an Solution Architect in The Netherlands, after two years as an Solution Architect he joined the Technical Marketing department. In the role as Techinical Marketing Manager he is responsible for the Global MVP program and the Sitecore technical branding strategy. You can follow Pieter on twitter: @pieterbrink123 or Google+ .

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