Thanks to Debbie for alerting us about certain stats-tracking companies that may be installing cookies without users' consent.
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And from the StatCounter blog:
A few months back, StatCounter was approached by an advertiser, offered lots of $$$, and asked to include a spyware cookie on all of our member sites…we refused on the spot.
You install StatCounter to track visitors to your site NOT to open yourself and your visitors up to being spied upon by phantom advertising corporations.
It appears, however, that other players in the world of webstats were happy to take up this offer…
The alleged offending code has been removed from my websites.