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Introduction

The Entry Type value is generated by NetAnalysis® and identifies the type of entry the record relates to. The following table briefly outlines each type.

 

Entry TypeInformation
AppCache

These entries relate to application cache.

HTML5 introduces application cache, which means that a web application is cached, and accessible without an internet connection. Application cache gives an application three advantages:

  1. Offline browsing - users can use the application when they are offline
  2. Speed - cached resources load faster
  3. Reduced server load - the browser will only download updated/changed resources from the server
AppCacheEntry
ArchivedThis is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to archived history entries stored in the Archived History database (Chrome v1 - 36).
Autocomplete PredictorThis is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to autocomplete network action predictor entries stored in the Network Action Predictor database.
Autofill Profile

Chromium based browsers allow autofill profiles to be saved so that forms can be quickly completed from a drop-down list of saved profiles.

BackgroundTransferApi

This is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact. The Background Transfer API enables advanced download and upload transfer capabilities within an app. See the following for further information:

BookmarkThis entry relates to a bookmarked web page or website.
Bookmark FolderThis entry relates to a folder for storing bookmarks.  Most browsers allow the user to store their bookmarked pages in a folder hierarchy.
Bookmark LabelThis is a Sleipnir on Mac OS X browser artefact. The entry relates to a user defined bookmark label.
Bookmark Label GroupThis is a Sleipnir on Mac OS X browser artefact. The entry relates to a user defined bookmark label group.
Bookmark SeparatorThis entry relates to a bookmark separator item. Some browsers allow the user to manage bookmarks by adding separators to help distinguish different bookmark categories from each other.
Bookmark TagMany Mozilla based browsers allows the user to categorize their bookmarks by adding tags to help identify them.
CacheThis entry relates to an item which has been cached. A cache is a repository for storing data that is used to expedite the process of retrieving that data. Caches are used to speed up the browsing process so that data does not have to be fetched from its original location every time a page or cached object is requested.
Cookie

This entry relates to a cookie. A cookie is the term given to describe a type of message that is sent from a website to a browser when browsing a web page. If the server requests that the message persists, it is stored by the browser. When the user re-visits the page, the browser sends the message back to the web server to indicate a previous visit.

Credit CardChromium based browsers allow autofill credit card information to be saved so that forms can be quickly completed from a drop-down list of saved credit cards.
Cross-Domain

This is a 360 Browser cross-domain cookie artefact.

DailyThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact relating to a daily visit entry.
Dependency EntryThese entries relate to pre-resolve and pre-connect data in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. As the browser processes the HTML of a top-level page, it must perform a number of operations to be able to download the additional resources (dependencies) required to display the page.
DOM StoreWeb storage and DOM storage (Document Object Model storage) are web application software methods and protocols used for storing data in a web browser. Web storage supports persistent data storage, similar to cookies but with a greatly enhanced capacity and no information stored in the HTTP request header.
DownloadThis entry relates to artefacts which have been downloaded via the web browser.
FaviconA favicon, also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons associated with a particular website or web page.
Favorite

A favorite entry is an artefact from the Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser which allows the user to save bookmarks to favourite web pages for later retrieval.

It can also be an Opera browser artefact relating to a favorite entry stored in the favorites.db database (Opera v15 - 32).

Favorite FolderA favorite folder entry for the Microsoft Edge browser relates to a folder for storing bookmarks. The user can organise their Favorites into folders.
FeedplatThis is an Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact relating to RSS feeds.
Form History

Most browsers can save information every time the user completes a form so that the next time they access a form, they will see a drop-down list of options to choose from.

GalleryThis is an Opera Neon browser artefact. The entry relates to the screenshots and web page shortcuts saved by the user into the web browser's gallery.
HistoryThis entry relates to a standard history visit.
History ProviderThis is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to autocomplete candidates which have been sourced from the user's history stored in their History Provider Cache.
Host

This is a Mozilla based browser artefact which relates to host entries taken from either the user's history or bookmarks.

(info) This is not related to the Host scheme found in Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge daily history entries.

IECompatCacheThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact which relates to the browser Compatibility View list. This is a list of sites that will be displayed in Compatibility View. Sites which appear in the Compatibility View list are sites for which other users have clicked the Compatibility View button. This list is updated automatically by Microsoft and is not necessarily related to any visits made by the user.
IECompatUA
IEFlipaheadThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact. Flip ahead allows the user to explore favorite websites like they would a magazine. By implementing flip ahead, the web developer enables their users to flip through a news article or an online catalogue, regardless of their actual location on the page. Visitors no longer need to click a Next button to go to the next page.
IETldCacheThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact. This data is not related to user activity and is generated by Microsoft.
Index

This is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to entries containing text based content from web pages stored in the History Index database (Chrome v1 - 29).

It can also be a Safari browser artefact containing text based content from web pages that the browser uses for indexing and searching.

Input History

This is a Mozilla based browser artefact which relates to URLs typed by the user.

LeakThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact. Leak entries relate to cache or cookie entries that have been scheduled for deletion and have not yet been removed by the cache scavenger.
Logged In Predictor

This is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to logged in predictor entries stored in the Network Action Predictor database.

Login DataThis is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to website login username and password entries.
Logins

This is a Mozilla based browser artefact which relates to website login username and password entries stored in the logins.json file (Firefox v32.0+).

Logins Disabled

This is a Mozilla based browser artefact which relates to host entries stored in the logins.json file for which the user has declined to store login information (Firefox v32.0+).

MasterThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact. Master entries relate to master history entries.
Note

This is an Opera browser artefact which relates to user created notes (Opera v7 - 12).

Note FolderThis is an Opera browser artefact which relates to a folder for storing notes.  This allow the user to store their notes in a folder hierarchy (Opera v7 - 12).
Note SeparatorThis is an Opera browser artefact which relates to a note separator item. This allows the user to manage notes by adding separators to help distinguish different categories of notes from each other (Opera v7 - 12).
Page IconThis is an Opera Neon browser artefact. The entry relates to the icons associated with a particular website or web page.
Permission

Mozilla based browsers allow the user to adjust the default permissions for a website to be overridden. This entry relates to the user adjusted permission settings.

PrivacIEThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact and relates to InPrivate Filtering. InPrivate Filtering helps prevent the websites a user visits from automatically sending details about the visit to other content providers.
Reading ListThis relates to a Reading List entry. During a browsing session, if the user identifies a page to be viewed at a later date, they can add it to a Reading List.
Reading List (View)This entry relates to web pages which has been added to the Reading List whilst in Reading View mode. Reading View mode allows the user to view a page in a clutter-free, reader-friendly view.
Recovery StoreThis entry relates to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. The Recovery Store file contain information relating to browsing sessions. It was designed to allow the browser to recover from a crash and re-open tabs. Each Recovery Store file contains information relating to various tab sessions. The tab session files contain information relating to the various tabs that have been visited along with their order. See the Tab Entry Type.
RedirectThis entry relates to server-side redirects.
RegistryThis entry relates to browser artefacts read from the Windows Registry.
Resource Prefetch Predictor

This is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to resource prefetch predictor entries stored in the Network Action Predictor database.

Saved PageWhen closing the application, some browsers prompt the user and ask if they wish to save the open page(s) (such as 360 Security browser). This entry relates to pages that have been saved by the user so that they can be visited at a later date.
Search Engine

This is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to search engine keyword entries stored in the Web Data database.

Search TermThis entry relates to a search term history entry.
Segment UsageThis is a Chromium based browser artefact. It stores URL segment information which is used for the most visited page view in the web browser.
Server AddressThis is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to Google Wallet autofill address entries stored in the Web Data database.
Server Credit CardThis is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to Google Wallet autofill credit card entries stored in the Web Data database.
SessionThis is a Mozilla based browser artefact and relates to a user's browsing session.  A session can have windows, tabs and cookies which will be recorded as separate Window, Tab, Tab History and Cookie entries.
Shortcut

This is a Chromium based browser artefact which relates to Omnibox shortcut entries.

Sign On

This is a Mozilla based browser artefact which relates to website login username and password entries stored in the sigons.sqlite database (Firefox v3 - 31).

Sign On DisabledThis is a Mozilla based browser artefact which relates to host entries stored in the sigons.sqlite database for which the user has declined to store login information (Firefox v3 - 31).
Stash

This relates to an Opera browser artefact which allows the user to store web pages to be viewed at a later date (Opera v15 - 26).

Tab

This entry type is used by a number of different browsers and relates to an individual tab.  For most browsers, each tab will have a history of visits which will be recorded as Tab History entries; in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge the visit history is recorded as Travel Log entries.

Tab GroupThis is a Sleipnir on Mac OS X browser artefact. The entry relates to a user defined tab group.
Tab History

This entry type is used by a number of different browsers and relates to the visit history of a tab.

Tab RoamingThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge artefact. It relates to Roaming Tabs and is similar to the Tab Entry Type. It will have a number of Travel Log entries relating to the history of this Roaming Tab.
ThumbnailThis is an artefact which relates to the thumbnail image used in Speed Dial or Top Sites entries.
Top Site

This is a Safari and Chromium based browser artefact which relates to the top most visited website entries.

Top Site RemovedThis is a Safari browser artefact which relates to website entries that the user has chosen to remove from their top most visited websites.
Touch IconThis is similar to a favicon and is a file containing a small icon associated with a particular website or web page. It is usually used on mobile devices.
Travel LogThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge browser artefact. A Travel Log entry relates to a visit for a specific Tab. The Information panel/column will provide further information about the Tab this Travel Log entry relates to.
Typed HistoryThis entry relates to a typed history entry.
User DataThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact.
View SourceThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact generated when a user views the source of a web page (normally by right-clicking on the page and selecting view source).
VLinkThis is an Opera browser artefact and represents a visited link (Opera v4 - 12).
WeeklyThis is a Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge browser artefact. These entries relate to weekly history visits.
WindowThis is a Safari and Mozilla based browser artefact and relates to an individual window.  Each window will have tabs which will be recorded as Tab entries.
WpnidmThis is a Windows 8/Windows 10 artefact which relates to push notifications for tiles.