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United States Patent Application 20120324060
Kind Code A1
Afergan; Michael M. ;   et al. December 20, 2012
Method of data collection among participating content providers in a distributed network

Abstract
A content delivery network (CDN) service provider extends a content delivery network to gather information on atomically identifiable web clients (called "user agents") as such computer-implemented entities interact with the CDN across different domains being managed by the CDN service provider. The data system tracks user agents, preferably via cookies, although one or more passive techniques may be used. A user agent may be a cookie-able device having a cookie store. As the user agent navigates across sites, a CDN-specific unique identifier used by the system to correlate user agents is generated. Preferably, the unique identifier is stored as an encrypted cookie. The unique identifier represents one user agent (and, thus, one cookie-able device's store). The system tracks user agent behavior on and across customer sites that are served by the CDN, and these behaviors are classified into identifiable "segments" that may be used to create a profile.

Inventors: Afergan; Michael M.; (Cambridge, MA) ; Leighton; F. Thomson; (Newtonville, MA) ; Johnson; Timothy P.; (Boston, MA) ; Mancuso; Brian J.; (Cambridge, MA) ; Iwamoto; Ken G.; (Bolton, MA)
Assignee: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Cambridge
MA

Serial No.: 594786
Series Code: 13
Filed: August 25, 2012
Current U.S. Class: 709/219
Class at Publication: 709/219
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