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Project description

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Bringing Transparency to online tracking - built by Cliqz and Ghostery.


This repository contains:

* data on trackers and websites as shown on []( (`./data`)
* database mapping tracker domains to companies (`./db`)
* code to render the []( site

# Installation

Python 3.x is needed to build the site. We recommend creating a
[virtualenv]( (or
`pipenv`) to install the dependencies.

## From Pypi

$ pip install whotracksme

## From source

$ pip install -e .

That's all you need to get started!

# Using the data

To get started with the data, everything you need can be found in

from import (


For more examples of scripts, have a look in the [contrib](./contrib) folder!

# Building the site

Building the site requires a few extra dependencies, not installed by default to
not make the installation heavier than it needs to be. You will need to install
`whotracksme` this way:

$ pip install 'whotracksme[website]'

Or if you do it from source:
$ pip install -e '.[website]'

*Furthermore* you also need to [install sass](

Once this is done, you will have access to a `whotracksme` entry point that can
be used this way:

$ whotracksme website [serve]

The `serve` part is optional and can be used while making changes on the

All generated artifacts can be found in the `_site/` folder.

## Tests

To run tests, you will need `pytest`, or simply install `whotacksme` with the
`test` extra:

$ pip install -e '.[test,website]'
$ pytest

# Contributing

We are happy to take contributions on:
* guest articles for our blog in the topics of tracking, privacy and security. Feel free to use the data in this repository if you need inspiration.
* Curating our database of tracker profiles.

# License

The content of this project itself is licensed under the [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license](, and the underlying
source code used to generate and display that content is licensed under the [MIT license](

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