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Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: jorgexaviery-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 08 Dec 2004 13:23 PST
Expires: 07 Jan 2005 13:23 PST
Question ID: 439961
What exactly does do?  Why does my browser keep on trying
to access it, especially after signing in
Subject: Re:
Answered By: denco-ga on 08 Dec 2004 14:27 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Howdy jorgexaviery-ga,

First, we need to find out who has the domain name of and we
can do that through the Network Solutions "WHOIS" tool.

"Comprehensive search across multiple WHOIS databases. Includes all
domains, extensions regardless of where they are registered."

To use this tool, go to the web address above, type the domain name in
the box, in this case, and click the "SEARCH" button.

We find out the following company has the domain name: Omniture, Inc.

If we go to that company's web site's "COMPANY" page, we find out more.

"SiteCatalyst has tracked tens of billions of page views for some of
the Internet's largest and most active web sites."

If we look at the source code of the New York Times web page, we find
the last connection.

<!-- SiteCatalyst code version: G.5.
var s_channel=" home"
var s_campaign=""
var s_state=""
var s_zip=""
var s_events=""
var s_products=""

In Internet Explorer (IE), you can go to the web site, click on the
"View" menu option at the top of the IE window and then click on the
"Source" menu option to view the web page's source code.

So, it appears that (Omniture) is trying to set a tracking
cookie on your computer in order to provide the N.Y. Times with some
types of information, such as the web site you came from, the web site
you go to afterwards, etc.

If you go the New York Times' "Privacy Policy" page, they say as much.

"The New York Times on the Web is currently using and has contracted
with Omniture, a third party, to track and analyze non-personally
identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our
visitors and customers to administer our Web site in order to
constantly improve the Web site quality.
Omniture uses cookies to help track visitor behavior and sets cookies
on behalf of The New York Times on the Web which will be listed under
the domain For more information about Omniture's privacy
policy, including how to opt out, go to"

If you need any clarification, feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Used known tools, such as the Network Solutions' WHOIS service, and
searched the above web sites for pertinent information.

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
jorgexaviery-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re:
From: denco-ga on 08 Dec 2004 22:11 PST
Thanks for the 5 star rating, jorgexaviery-ga.

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

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