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Okay, so I'm browsing on Chrome today and I go to Patagonia clothing web site. I'm searching and all of a sudden I get a live chat invite addressed to me personally",Hi Chris can I help you today?" I am not logged into Google ,I am not logged into Pat's site. So I ask how did you know It was me on your site? We have "triggers" they reply. Oh, okay? So I ask CNet what are these "triggers? Can they "see every place I go? Can other sites tell if I in particular am on their site? What measures are their to block these "triggers"? Did all my "safeguards" fail me? It was kinda spooky.BTW The live chat person was very pleasant.

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