We are planning to add the LinkedIn button in our website. But the restriction we are having is, the website should not use the cookies which collect the personal information. No impersonation.
But I read the LinkedIn website privacy policy, which says it uses both persistent and session cookie.

So i need some more inputs on this one - is LinkedIn website tracking the user's login information ??

  • What exactly is your question?
    – John Conde
    Oct 5, 2011 at 17:55
  • Is LinkedIn website tracking the user's login information ??
    – Vani
    Oct 5, 2011 at 17:59

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The LinkedIn Share Button is available with or without count mode. If you select the no count mode and you host the button image on your server, there's no way for LinkedIn to track user sessions or get other user information from your website.

Otherwise (if you want to be paranoid), LinkedIn might actually know when a user requests a page on your site and get request details by inspecting the log of the requests sent to the script or the image.

Whether LinkedIn is actually doing this right now is something I don't know. You should read the LinkedIn TOS and Privacy Policy.


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