05961593 is referenced by 566 patents and cites 6 patents.

For use with a network having server sites capable of being browsed by users based on identifiers received into the server sites and personal to the users, alternative proxy systems for providing substitute identifiers to the server sites that allow the users to browse the server sites anonymously via the proxy system. A central proxy system includes computer-executable routines that process site-specific substitute identifiers constructed from data specific to the users, that transmits the substitute identifiers to the server sites, that retransmits browsing commands received from the users to the server sites, and that removes portions of the browsing commands that would identify the users to the server sites. The foregoing functionality is performed consistently by the central proxy system during subsequent visits to a given server site as the same site specific substitute identifiers are reused. Consistent use of the site specific substitute identifiers enables the server site to recognize a returning user and, possibly, provide personalized service.

Title
System and method for providing anonymous personalized browsing by a proxy system in a network
Application Number
8/787557
Publication Number
5961593
Application Date
January 22, 1997
Publication Date
October 5, 1999
Inventor
Alain J Mayer
New York
NY, US
Yossi Matias
Potomac
MD, US
Phillip P Gibbons
Westfield
NJ, US
Eran Gabber
Summit
NJ, US
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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