Aggregating user web browsing data

  • US 9,654,541 B1
  • Filed: 11/11/2013
  • Issued: 05/16/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
  • ×
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A computing system comprising:

  • one or more hardware computer processors;

    one or more storage devices configured to store software instructions executable by the one or more hardware computer processors to cause the computing system to;

    receive authorization from a user to retrieve a plurality of cookie data associated with the user;

    retrieve the plurality of cookie data stored on one or more computing devices associated with the user, wherein respective cookie data of the plurality of the cookie data are associated with a corresponding plurality of websites visited by the user;

    for each of the plurality of cookie data retrieved;

    identify encoded information in the cookie data;

    parse the cookie data to identify a website of the corresponding plurality of websites that initiated storage of the cookie data;

    communicate with the website to obtain decoding instructions associated with website cookie data from the particular website;

    decode, based on the decoding instructions, the encoded information in the cookie data;

    determine one or more characteristics of the user based on the decoded information in the website cookie data; and

    associate the one or more characteristics of the user with an identity of the user;

    in response to requests for information regarding the user, provide at least some of the one or more characteristics of the user or the plurality of cookie data to a requesting entity.

View all claims