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I was just browsing through some of the stuff you get when you click on "My Gransnet" up the top there

(36 Posts)
jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 21:58:54

And I came across this. Under "Information Gathering" (!)

"Your internet browser automatically transmits to this site some of this anonymous information, such as the url of the website you just came from"

So. If you come on here directly from somewhere a bit shameful, like Duran Duran Fan Club, or even, Grannynet (!) they will know about it!


jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 21:59:57

So, be warned. hmm

Elegran Fri 25-Jul-14 22:04:25

I think that it only transmits it when you come via a link from the last site, so unless dodgy sites have started adding links to Gransnet you should be still OK to visit them (assuming you were OK visiting them in the first place, of course)

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 22:11:49

It doesn't say that.

scroll down to Passive Information Collecting

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 22:13:18

shock I don't actually go on anywhere dodgy!!!!

Just seems strange that they can do that. I don't mind. Well, I don't think I do.

Elegran Fri 25-Jul-14 22:26:22

It doesn't say it collects the info from the site you were on before this one, it says "from the site you came from". It is anonymous, too, so they only know that someone has been looking at pictures of Merlin and hbis magic wand, not that it was you.

When I was webmaster (webmistress? sounds like a female spider about to eat her mate) of a site, I received anonymous statistics about visitors. It said when there was a visitor, time and date, ISP provider, browser, whether they wer new or repeats, and which pages they looked at for how long AND "referring site" that is, any link on another site that they had followed to get to mine. If they had typed in the last site or had it in their favourites/bookmarks that column was blank.

Ana Fri 25-Jul-14 22:29:25

You mean you still visit Grannynet, jingl? hmm

Ana Fri 25-Jul-14 22:30:19

Oops! Sorry, that was meant to be a grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 22:30:39

No I don't! I was just giving examples.

I don't actually visit the Duran Duran Fan Club boards. hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 22:31:05

either (left that off)

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 22:32:04

Elegran! Shush! Stop outing me! shock grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 22:33:05

Sigh! Where's Julie tonight?

Elegran Fri 25-Jul-14 22:57:48

If you had found a site like that, you would have been posting a link (or would you have kept it to yourself?)

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 23:01:12

"magic wand"



jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 23:01:28


jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 23:02:30

(or, you might not have been thinking along those lines at all blush)

Shut up jbf!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 23:02:43


Elegran Fri 25-Jul-14 23:02:43

Don't all magicians have magic wands?

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 25-Jul-14 23:03:14

You were! shock grin

Elegran Fri 25-Jul-14 23:04:31


JulieGransnet (GNHQ) Sat 26-Jul-14 08:53:14


Sigh! Where's Julie tonight?

We're allowed out of the cupboard for a night off once in a while wink I'm on the case and will be back later, if that's OK brew

Anne58 Sat 26-Jul-14 09:42:34

I seem to be mainly here or on William Hill blush and that definitely doesn't have a link to GN!

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 26-Jul-14 09:46:50

Don't you bother with it Julie. Have a nice weekend off. It's really not important. I'm just more curious than anything. grin sunshine

JulieGransnet (GNHQ) Sat 26-Jul-14 09:53:55

No bother. It's skeleton staff over the weekend though, so someone should get back to you next week smile

Tegan Sat 26-Jul-14 10:19:23

Who do you fancy for the King George phoenix? [and will Eagle Top run???]