Recently I encountered some news about Sitemeter selling out to an advertising company that wants to place tracking cookies on all sitemeter member sites. At first I thought this was bogus but then I checked.
Sure enough, after clearing my cookies and looking at my site I found a cookie for "specificclick".
I have also noticed a general slow down in load times for all of the sites I use sitemeter as a tracking tool.
Let it be known, from this day forward I will be dropping sitemeter tracking from all of my websites and I will no longer suggest others use it.
PS: Now that I have removed the sitemeter code I am finding that the site loads much much much faster!