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Google agrees to do-not-track button

     

Reno

4:04 am on Feb 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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A small victory of sorts....
Google agrees to do-not-track button

Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a do-not-track button to its Web browser...

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buckworks

4:39 am on Feb 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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What does this do to tracking affiliate sales?

Reno

4:53 am on Feb 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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>What does this do to tracking affiliate sales?

A good question, one which I'll defer to others with more expertise. However I do believe that affiliate networks have faced these issues before ~ for example, with people cleaning cookies after each session, or even "burning" cookies upon arriving at an affiliate site. If I remember correctly ~ it's been a long time ~ they also use IP addresses to help identify return visitors. But as I said, there are others here who know considerably more, so perhaps we'll get a more definitive answer.

Regarding privacy, also note that the Google "Do Not Track" button is going only on their Chrome browser, not on the dotcom search page.

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