CookieLaw Blog December 13, 2013

Who’s Tracking Your Adult Entertainment?

We’ve been collecting online tracking data via Cookiepedia for three years now, and without even trying very hard we have amassed data on 11 million cookies from 300,000 websites.

Following on from our number crunching to produce the global who’s tracking you stats, we have taken a sample of sites from one market segment, to see how it compares with the global average.

Our first chosen segment is: pornography. Why?  We had a feeling the figures might be revealing of course, but we were also driven by our page stats.  The most popular page views on Cookiepedia have consistently been for pornography domains, or cookies on them.

Maybe people are particularly worried about tracking on these sites, or it could be that we rank highly in search results in this area.  Either way, we decided it was worth a look.

We identified the 10 obvious pornography sites that appeared most often in Cookiepedia’s page view analytics.  We then set off our automated cookie audit service to scan up to 100 publicly available pages of each site (let us be clear – all browsing was strictly computer simulated). 

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