Help interpret java tagging script

sunhux
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Hi

I don't know javascript: what's the codes below doing
& any harm (in terms of data leaks/loss & IT Security)
that it will pose if tagged onto a web page?


<script data-obct type="text/javascript">
/** DO NOT MODIFY THIS CODE**/
!function(_window, _document) {
var OB_ADV_ID='000e18a9cc209a30aeabceff3b9243dadf';
if (_window.obApi) { return; }
var api = _window.obApi = function() {api.dispatch ? api.dispatch.apply(api, arguments) : api.queue.push(arguments);};api.version = '1.0';api.loaded = true;api.marketerId = OB_ADV_ID;api.queue = [];var tag = _document.createElement('script');tag.async = true;tag.src = '//amplify.outbrain.com/cp/obtp.js';tag.type = 'text/javascript';var script = _document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];script.parentNode.insertBefore(tag, script);}(window, document);
obApi('track', 'PAGE_VIEW');
</script>
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Based on the last line in the script, it appears to be a page tracker.  I don't believe it represents anything inherently malicious, unless you value your privacy, of course.

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