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Creating "Cookies" that track ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spider7, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Hi Friends,

    I'm a newbe to BH and IM....so forgive me if i sound naive. I Googled this but came up with little (other than basic info).

    So my question is "HOW MUCH can you do with cookies?" I know they are used to track users...but

    1. How do you develop a tracking cookie so that people who visit your site can be tracked?
    2. How much info can you get and USE with a Cookie (if someone has visited your site?)
    thanks for your help
     
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  2. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Cookie stuffing etc should be a banned subject in BHW and I hope you don't get banned for opening this thread(I personally have no problem with you LOL). You can pretty much track everything you need to with either javascript, or server side. I don't want to discuss any further about it. If you need help, then PM me (u dun need to pay LOL), or please confirm from a moderator/admin that you are allowed to open this thread..
     
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  3. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Oh man...i didn't know that cookie questions weren't allowed?

    is that in the rules?
     
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    I think he asked about cookie not abt cookie stuffing am i correct OP?
     
  5. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    What is cookie Stuffing?

    lol...man.

    Like i said...i am a newbe wanting to learn about cookies. Don't know what cookie stuffing is?

    Please explain...thanks!
     
  6. blackhatdamo

    blackhatdamo Registered Member

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    This has nothing to do with cookie stuffing, cookie stuffing is forcing a cookie onto a users computer without them having to click anything ( ie, forcing your affiliate link onto a users pc tricking a click , for better words). Cookie stuffing is banned on here and is illegal, it is fraud.

    As for regular cookies, you could track browsers, operating systems, location etc.... you could also store user data such as logins ( session cookies), a background colour ( if the site allows the user to change it).

    Take a look at w3 schools website.
     
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  7. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    BTW...i don't want to get into trouble...so how would i contact a moderator to ask if the general subject of cookies is allowed?
     
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    blackhatdamo Registered Member

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    Cookie talk no problems i think, cookie stuffing definate no no
     
  9. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Thanks damo,

    i wouldn't even know how to create a cookie...let alone do stuffing. Thanks...just trying to learn.
     
  10. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    ...Not talking stufffing. I know very little about IM (trust me....look at my threads). :)
    (LOL...i wish i was that advanced...but like i said, i am a newby.)

    I get junk emails that look like they are from Affiliates and wanted to know how and why i am getting them? (since i never requested that info).

    Someone on my other thread said....study the cookies in your browser to see if tracking cookie has been placed in there. I did that...and i saw dozens of them.

    After seeing that....i thought to ask the Original Question "in this Thread. "

    I see that cookies are placed into my browser...and wanted to know the following. Since i am building some WP sites...i wanted to create a list...and thought that cookies would help. Is this a fact or am i totally off?

    thanks again!
     
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  11. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Yes, totally true.. It is more related to tracking with javascript...

    EDIT: In this case, I am totally unsure if it is even legal to talk about javascript tracking here. Cookie stuffing IS something else, where you forcefully stuff your affiliate cookie to a visitor without him/her even noticing about it.
     
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  12. Debugger

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    Well you can do a lot with cookie.First i think you should Google on types of cookies and how to they are used.That might give you basic idea for what you wanted to with cookies.Then go on stackoverflow and post your question about cookies ..they will surely give you code or link :D
     
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  13. spider7

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    Thanks Buds,

    Not looking to get into anything illegal...just wanted to build a list of ppl to market to.

    So basically from the remarks posted, there is a way to get info from someone who has simply "clicked onto your site?"

    And from that info....i can get info about the visitor...correct?
     
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    How can browsers,OS,location etc tracked using cookies? We can store things to cookies, and retrieve the data back. Thats the only thing cookies can do as far as I know.
     
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    Rightly said so..
    Let me clear out the doubts as per my knowledge: Cookies are small files that are stored to the client machines, mainly used for tracking what they did earlier (can be used for varieties of things such as login/preferences and so on). They have nothing to do with directly tracking a user whatsoever.

    I think OP meant tracking a user with javascript, not cookie.
     
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    Illegally there are tons of ways to do that. Legally, there are current advertising platforms that place a tracking cookie on the user for advertising purposes.
     
  17. spider7

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    ok...it sounds like the following is what i got so far.
    1. illegally you can get user info from visiting a site (but that sounds very sophisticated and i'm not interested in cookie stuf~@g or anything illegal).
    2. I don't think i want to get into "tracking a user" (this sounds like spying or gov.intelligence tech). I just want to build a target list to market to.
    3. Will a Javascript code enable someone to get USERS info from just visiting a Site?

    LOL...man this got confusing.

    thanks for your patience!