Jlg
Cookies?
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 8 months ago Link

jbarrett
Not cookies.

If you accept a DDG cookie, that's for settings only - your search queries are not associated with you or the cookie.

I would lean towards coincidence, but would be very interested in any other examples of this happening.
posted by jbarrett Staff3 years and 8 months ago Link
x.15a2
Unless it's cookies created by the web sites that you visit following a search (?). Possibly the sites visited use !G Analytics.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 8 months ago Link
jbarrett
Yeah, good call.

Sorry, just wanted to be clear that our cookie is for settings alone.
posted by jbarrett Staff3 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks for the response. The site did use google analytics. Since I did visit the merchant website after my ddg search, it might have stored cookies which the news site got access to. Love DDG. Cheers.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link