It has been brought to my attention that IBTP has become infested with much adware or spyware or chumpware of some sort. Several blamers have written in to observe that this proliferation of tracking cookies makes it look like I am “monetizing” the site. I assure you, this could not be further from the truth. I am 100% against monetizing, both the word and the act.
As the veteran blamer knows all too well, I am not much good with this sort of thing, so if anybody has an idea where it might have come from, and how I might cleanse my code, I would be much obliged. But for the lovagod hurry! This is seriously chapping my entire hide.
Here’s a list compiled by kindly and thoughtful blamer awhirlinlondon. Thanks, Whirli!
Cookie:[myname]@atdmt.com (This is from http://www.atlassolutions.com/ – slogan: Do you know everything you need to know about your audience? Do you have all the expertise you need to succeed? What if you could generate more revenue simply by forecasting smarter?)
(All follow the same format so will just list the companies/acronyms)
@revsci.net (http://revsci.net/ – Audience targeting)
@sixapart.112.2o7.net (“2o7.net and omtrdc.net are domains used by Adobe to help provide portions of its Adobe… products. Specifically, this domain is used by Adobe to place cookies, on behalf of its customers, on the computers of visitors to customers’ selected websites.” You have a general one from this place as well as one from the cable news company Msnbc and one from MSN Portal.)
@specificclick.net (No vendor website available, but I did find a link that describes these as “infections” – http://paretologic.com/resources/definitions.aspx?remove=specificclick%20cookie IBTP has 2 cookies from this group.
@mediaplex.com (“…provides innovative technology solutions for advertisers and agencies to enable them to meet their specific business requirements and consistently exceed campaign and revenue goals.”)
@fastclick.net (Now owned by valueclick. More online advertising. IBTP has two cookies from this bunch)
@trafficmp.com (Traffic Marketplace – “…our next-generation targeting solution combines anonymous user interest, behavior, demographic and psychographic information from more than 600,000 proprietary web sites… We’ll find your audience, no matter where they are across our network.”)
@xiti.com (AT Internet.com – Behavioral analysis, viral expansion, ROI, i.e. more of the same.)
@tribalfusion.com (“Fully customized advertising solutions.”)
@advertising.com (more of the same.)
@ads.pointroll.com (Digital Marketing Solutions)
@quantserve.com (Quantcast Measurement Service – this one looks fucking nasty. Here’s the link: http://www.quantcast.com/)
@traveladvertising.com (Is what it sounds like it is.)
@questionmarket.com (Managed by Safecount.net. More advertising.)
@statcounter.com (“A free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats. Insert a simple piece of our code on your web page or blog and you will be able to analyse and monitor all the visitors to your website in real-time!) I would imagine that you/Wordpress installed this one – you have two cookies from them.
@apmebf.com (More advertising.)
@realmedia.com (and again.) You’ve also got one from @network.realmedia.com
@adviva.net, put out by Specificmedia.co.uk.