https://www.makeuseof.com/

Title: "MakeUseOf - Technology, Simplified"
Description: "MakeUseOf is your guide in modern tech. Learn how to make use of tech and gadgets around you and discover cool stuff on the Internet."

Category: Technology

Keywords: apps ipad linux music buying google iphone mobile search android october windows facebook features internet makeuseof september technology productivity entertainment

Privacy Impact Score
F

Privacy Impact Score is a score reflecting overall cookie-related impact of the website relative to other websites, primarily taking into account the number of third-party domains it reports to and number of persistent cookies it sets. See Privacy Impact Score article for more details.

Third-party domains
9
 
Persistent cookies
20
 
Session cookies
3
 

Third-party domains is the count of organisations allowed by the webmaster to trace your across the site. These cookies may be set for various purposes, like tracking ads displayed on the website, collection of statistics, targeted advertising etc. This website allows 9 other websites to track your activity.

Persistent cookies are the cookies that are preserved through browser shutdowns. This means, even if you close this page today and ever return there in future, the website will know you're a returning visitor. This may be used for "remember me" features, as well as persistent user tracking. These cookies, especially if set by third party organisations, are powerful tool for monitoring your activities across all the websites you visit. This website sets 20 persistent cookies with average life-time of 2247 days and longest 36500 days.

Session cookies are cleared when you close your browser and allow the website to identify user's state — such as logged-in users. They are mostly considered harmless because they cannot be used for long-term user tracking. This site sets 3 session cookies.


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Cookies and Privacy Attributes

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: makeuseof.com
  • This cookie expires in 365 days
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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
  • This cookie expires in 730 days
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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
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  • httpOnly This cookie can be read by client-side JavaScript which might increase chances of stealing it in case of a successful Cross-Side Scripting attack. It's recommended that cookies storing authentication-related session token are protected by the flag » More...
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  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: makeuseof.com
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Google Universal Analytics long-time unique user tracking identifier

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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
  • This cookie expires in 730 days
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Google Universal Analytics short-time unique user tracking identifier

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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
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Google Analytics tracking cookie

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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
  • The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
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  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: www.makeuseof.com
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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
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Google advertising domain

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  • Domain: doubleclick.net
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Parse.ly tracking cookies

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A generic technical cookie used for storing user session identifier in web applications

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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
  • The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
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  • Domain: makeuseof.com
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IPONWEB tracking cookie

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RuTarget advertising tracking cookie

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TLS/SSL configuration report

TLS score
A

See full SSL/TLS security report for www.makeuseof.com

LocalStorage objects

HTML5 LocalStorage is client-side storage introduced by HTML5 and supported by all major browsers. Data stored there is not sent automatically by the browser (unlike HTTP cookies) but is accessible to JavaScript code permanently, until deleted by the application or cleaned manually by the user. These object can be thus compared to first-party persistent cookies from privacy point of view.

  • Type: HTML5 LocalStorage cookie
  • Size: 66 bytes
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  • Size: 3 bytes
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  • Size: 3 bytes

SessionStorage objects

HTML5 SessionStorage is client-side storage introduced by HTML5 and supported by all major browsers. Data stored there is not sent automatically by the browser (unlike HTTP cookies) but is accessible to JavaScript code during the browser session only, so until the browser window or tab is closed. These object can be thus compared to first-party session cookies from privacy point of view.

  • Type: HTML5 SessionStorage cookie
  • Size: 47 bytes
  • Type: HTML5 SessionStorage cookie
  • Size: 445 bytes

HTTP security-related headers assessment

Security score
-2

Security-related HTTP headers

  • Link: <https://www.makeuseof.com/wp-json/>; rel="https://api.w.org/"

    Indicates location of sub-resources for the given page, in machine-readable format. It may come in a number of types, for example next page, previous page, index page, preloading resources etc.

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  • Server: nginx

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Publisher identifiers

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Sub-resources

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