Published December 30, 2020 | Version v1
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A web tracking data set of online browsing behavior of 2,148 users

  • 1. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
  • 2. Université Paris Nanterre, France


This anonymized data set consists of one month's (October 2018) web tracking data of 2,148 German users. For each user, the data contains the anonymized URL of the webpage the user visited, the domain of the webpage, category of the domain, which provides 41 distinct categories. In total, these 2,148 users made 9,151,243 URL visits, spanning 49,918 unique domains. For each user in our data set, we have self-reported information (collected via a survey) about their gender and age.

We acknowledge the support of Respondi AG, which provided the web tracking and survey data free of charge for research purposes, with special thanks to François Erner and Luc Kalaora at Respondi for their insights and help with data extraction.

The data set is analyzed in the following paper: 

  • Kulshrestha, J., Oliveira, M., Karacalik, O., Bonnay, D., Wagner, C. "Web Routineness and Limits of Predictability: Investigating Demographic and Behavioral Differences Using Web Tracking Data." Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. 2021.

The code used to analyze the data is also available at

If you use data or code from this repository, please cite the paper above and the Zenodo link.




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