the clearest terms, I don't collect any information about
anyone who visits this site. E-mail addresses of scapers who
send me messages are not sold to anyone and will be lost the
next time my PC hard drive crashes.
my counter does use anonymous cookies to collect some basic
information in regard to your system and domain. Here's the
info it collects:
domain, such as .COM, .UK, .AU, etc... This information lets
me know the country visitors are from.
-The browser you are using, such as Internet Explorer, Netscape,
Opera, etc...and the version number of that browser. Because
the same site can look very different depending on the browser
used to view it, knowing the most popular browser version
helps in the design process.
-Your Operating System. Windows, Mac, Linux, WebTV, etc...
-Screen resolution. Are you viewing this site with 800x600
or 1024x768, or even higher? Once again, this information
helps when making design decisions.
-Your web host, such as AOL, AT&T, or whoever. Frankly,
this information is useless to me.
-How you got here. If you enter "www.farscapefantasy.com"
in your browser window, or have this site bookmarked, the
information I receive says "direct request." However,
if you came here from a link, I can trace that link back to
its source. For example, if you came here from the links page
at another fan site, I will know that they linked to this
site. Links from emails, chats, or other private places can
not be traced.
add that my counter keeps specific data for only the last
30 visitors. In other words, unless I check my data every
few minutes, which I don't, I miss the specific information
it collects. The counter does keep a summary of data from
the thousands of visitors to this site, which is far more
useful for making design decisions.