A news site I visit often has a limit on 10 views a month.

I don't log in and I delete my full browser history and use Chrome incognito mode.

The website still remembers my page view count.

I'm wondering how they do that. What else is available besides cookies?

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    Do you have a static IP address? – Karan May 21 '15 at 14:54
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    If it embeds any other type of content ( Facebook, Twitter, ect. ) anything that would make you unique could be used even if you use incognito mode. incognito mode isn't really a privacy setting it just doesn't keep a web cache locally. – Ramhound May 21 '15 at 14:57
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    Isn't it illegal to try and bypass site access restrictions? – AFH May 21 '15 at 15:17
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    @CodeMonkey: Have you tried using another browser to see if still detects the previous page views? – James P May 21 '15 at 15:20
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    Try using a VPN/TOR or a public proxy with incognito mode to single out whether it's IP logging or something else. – Firelord May 21 '15 at 17:55

Possibly through the use of super cookies (and here).

HSTS “allows a website to indicate that it should always be accessed using a secure connection that encrypts your communication with the site.” This “flag” is then saved by your web browser, ensuring that any future visits to the website are secure. But this can also be abused, using this feature to store a unique number that can be used to track your web browser.

The first link says Chrome is supposed to clear these when cookies are cleared, the second says only VPN will save you.


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