Track traffic from ad-tech companies with The Privacy Collective Chrome Extension
Know Your Cookies. Help us advocate for your right to privacy online!
Cookies are an invisible part of your online life. This is software that tracks and stores information about your search history, the sites you like, the buttons you click, the videos you watch, and more… This software helps big tech companies understand you better with every click. For profit. And without your consent.
Get the picture? Now get the Extension.
WHAT IT DOES
● Checks what data is sent to and from websites you visit when surfing the internet on tabs where you’ve activated the extension
● Allows you to view a ‘History’ tab showing all the data being stored by cookies on your browser
HOW IT WORKS
When you visit a website, your device will communicate with third-party servers that have access to your browser. When you activate the extension on a website you are visiting, it records the traffic sent to and from your browser (network traffic) when viewing the website. This includes first- and third-party cookies.
IMPORTANT: The extension only checks for data on the tab in your browser that you have it switched to ‘Active’. That means you can be sure we are only collecting data when you explicitly turn on the extension. You are able to activate the extension on multiple tabs.
HOW TO INSTALL AND RUN THE EXTENSION
WHO ARE YOU AND WHY SHOULD I INSTALL THIS?
The Privacy Collective is a non-profit foundation created with the purpose of reclaiming our human rights to privacy online. We’re taking on big tech in the courts for their years of privacy violations that go against GDPR.
The anonymised tracking data gathered through this extension will provide evidence-based research to support our class action claims against Oracle and Salesforce in England and Wales and the Netherlands.
Add the Chrome extension to help us in our mission to put an end to the sale of your personal data and to create a fairer internet.
How to Install and run the Chrome Extension - link to web page
*** IN THE PRESS Forbes, August 2020 “Everyone who has ever used the internet is at risk from this technology. It may be largely hidden but it is far from harmless. If data collected from internet use is not adequately controlled, it can be used to facilitate highly targeted marketing that may expose vulnerable minors to unsuitable content, fuel unhealthy habits such as online gambling or prey on other addictions.”
– Dr. Rebecca Rumbul, Class representative for the claim in England and Wales
TechCrunch, August 2020 “If Salesforce and Oracle are not successful in fighting this then hopefully that will send out ripples across the adtech industry as a whole — encouraging those that are using these quite pernicious cookies to change their behaviours.”
– Dr. Rebecca Rumbul
*** LEARN MORE AND SUPPORT THE CLAIMS
● About Us: https://theprivacycollective.eu/
● Privacy Matters News: https://theprivacycollective.eu/en/privacy-matters/