web beacon

Beacon (disambiguation)

The term beacon can refer to several things:

  • Beacon, traditionally a fire lit on a hill to attract attention.
  • Electric beacon, a type of beacon used with direction finding equipment to find one's relative location
  • Aerodrome beacon, a lighting device which indicates the location of a civilian airport
  • Distress radiobeacon, a tracking transmitter that aids in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and/or persons in distress
  • Web beacon, used to track a user's visit of web pages
  • Beacon (Facebook), a part of Facebook's Ads system that collects and publishes activities of its users from external websites

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