I was alerted today (stupid me being an internet person and network admin) about an online company at http://www.engage.com .
The issue at hand is, they track your movements through your internet surfing. Look at your cookies (most will be located at C:\Windows\Cookies) to see if you have this cookie on your hard drive.
The company’s web site claims that your information is anonymous and only used for marketing purposes. The problem I see is, until an alert person at work told me about it, I never knew data was being collected about my surfing habits. It’s none of their freakin business!
I can’t find the page that talked about it, but it claims to catalog 9 million sites. In addition to that, there are over 30 million user profiles in their database.
The guy who told me heard that no one can access the information that pertains to themselves or family.
They do have an “opt out” cookie you can get which 'sposedly will stop the tracking.
After reading more into what they are about and you want to get off their list, go to: http://www.engage.com/privacy/knowprivacy.htm to get the opt out cookie.
Just thought I would pass this on!