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Private eye

Posted at 11:49am on 24 Apr 2009

Opt Out

It turns out that a whole bunch of advertising companies you've probably never heard of have cookies on your machine and are tracking your browsing behaviour.

Of course most people know this in principle, but it's still a bit shocking when you see just how many of these faceless organisations have been keeping tabs on you. It’s one thing Google or Yahoo using a cookie to "improve your search results" or whatever, but just who in the hell are Undertone Networks or AudienceScience? I don't know them, but apparently they know me!

Anyway, you can find out just exactly who's been keeping tabs on you, and opt out of their snooping using this page.