Third Party Ads:
Google's use of the DART cookie enables the service of advertisements to our users, based on what pages and content you choose to view within our website.
Web Traffic Monitoring:
This site has web traffic monitoring from StatCounter so I can find out how many visitors it has. From the StatCounter site: "StatCounter.Com respects your privacy, and the privacy of your visitors. Personally identifiable information such as visitor's name, telephone number, postal address and email address are technically impossible for StatCounter to collect and no attempt is made to do so. The information that is recorded consists of the date and time of visit, ip address, browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0), operating system version (e.g. Windows 2000), screen resolution (e.g. 800x600), referring link, the current page url and the current page title. A small cookie is created with no personally identifiable information to determine whether a visitor has been to your website before (e.g. a first-time or returning visitor)."
StatCounter is a free service and I recommend it if you're looking for a free web traffic monitoring service.