Is it possible to track what a user does on another site after they are redirected there by your site?

We run a site that sells education courses. Some of our courses are held by 3rd party companies. When a person wants to take one of the courses that a 3rd party holds, we transfer them to the 3rd party's website.

We would like to know if they are perusing other education choices on the 3rd party's website, if possible.

We use GA to track the outbound link and track where the user actually goes, but once they are there, who knows???

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    Just to clarify, are you wanting to know what users do only on sites you are semi-affiliated with? If there is no connection between you and the site you want to track users on, tracking might be unethical (and possibly illegal). Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 17:44
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    A further clarification: how 3rd-partyish are the 3rd parties? Are they people you work with closely or are they completely separate entities, with which you have formal dealings? They may not want you to be tracking their users. (Spoiler: they probably don't) Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 17:48

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in short: yes its possible, but you will get limited information

another way: your 3rd party company share a GA view with you

  • Is it possible to have 2 GA codes on a webpage?
    – MB34
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 18:56
  • yes: support.google.com/analytics/answer/1032400
    – Evgeniy
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 21:05
  • We will have to ask our affiliates to install the Universal tracking so that we can track our users.
    – MB34
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 14:23

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