Former EWC URL categories that are exact matches of new categories

Former URL category New URL category Description of the new URL category
Advertisements & Pop-Ups ads (Advertisements and ad content) Sites that provide advertising graphics or other ad content files that appear on Web pages.
Alcohol & Tobacco alcohol

alcohol: Sites that offer the sale of alcoholic products, or which contain information on alcoholic products, such as alcohol brands.

tobacco: Websites that sell or advertise tobacco products, or which encourage smoking.

Anonymizers webproxy (Anonymizers and proxies) Sites and proxy servers that act as an intermediary to enable browsing other sites anonymously, spoofing an address, bypassing web filtering and attempting to access forbidden content.
Botnets malware (Malicious software) Sites that contain or provide malicious software in the form of executable files, vulnerability exploitation tools, JavaScript or any other malicious programs.
Business business (Business activity) Sites that obtain sales information such as corporate websites, that help organizations of all sizes to conduct their daily business activity.
Compromised untrusted (Compromised URLs) Compromised URLs with particular features, which give the impression that they are not reliable.
Computers & Technology computersandsoftware (Software download websites) Sites that contain downloadable software, whether shareware, freeware, or for a charge. This category may also cover some online app stores.
Dating & Personals onlinedating (Dating websites)

Sites that promote networking for interpersonal relationships such as dating and marriage. This category includes sites for match-making, online dating, spousal introduction, escort services, either paid or free. As most popular social media can be used as online dating websites, some such as Facebook are also detected under this category.

Education education (Teaching and learning) Sites sponsored by educational institutions and schools of all types including distance education. This category includes educational and reference materials, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, online courses, teaching aids and discussion guides.
Entertainment entertainment Sites containing programming guides to television, movies, music and video (including video on demand), celebrity sites, and entertainment news.
Fashion & Beauty lifestyle (Fashion, beauty and lifestyles) Sites devoted to fashion, beauty products and tattoos.
Finance financial

Sites related to banking, finance, payment or investment, including banks, brokerages, online stock trading, stock quotes, fund management, insurance companies, credit unions, credit card companies, and so on. Some local banks may not be covered by this category.

Gambling gambling (Online betting and gambling)

Sites that offer or are related to online gambling, lottery, casinos and betting agencies involving chance. In general, such websites require users to pay before they can start placing bets.
While some of these websites are legitimate (prizes and jackpots can be won), others are fraudulent (no chances of winning anything).
This category includes websites that provide tips and tricks that describe effective methods to earn money from gambling, as well as online lottery websites.

Games games (Computer games and consoles)

Websites that provide, promote or sell games, including online games, computer games and board games, either for free or with a subscription. This category also includes game discussion forums, guides, cheats, etc.

General misc (Miscellaneous) Websites that do not present any danger, but which may have been classified under one or several other categories.
Government government (Government departments or agencies) Sites run by governmental or military organizations, departments, embassies or agencies, including police departments, fire departments, customs bureaus, emergency services, civil defense, counterterrorism organizations and hospitals.
Hacking hacking Sites that promote or give advice about how to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems, for the purpose of stealing information, perpetrating fraud, creating viruses, or committing other illegal activity related to theft of digital inform.
Hate & Intolerance hate (Hate, racism and discrimination)

Sites that promote any form of supremacy (political, religious, racial, etc.).
This category includes websites that encourage oppression of people or groups of people based on their race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or nationality. It also includes websites belonging to terrorist organizations and websites discussing aggressive sports and/or promoting violence.

Health & Medicine health (Health care) Sites that contain information relating to healthcare institutions, and preventing and treating illnesses. Websites that offer information or products for weight loss, dieting, steroids, anabolic products or human growth hormones, as well as information on aesthetic surgery.
Illegal Drug narcotics (Drugs and narcotics)

Sites with information on the purchase, manufacture, and use of illegal or recreational drugs and their paraphernalia, and misuse of prescription drugs and other compounds. This category contains the categories marijuana (Marijuana and derived products) and narcoticsgeneral (Drugs other than marijuana).

Illegal Software piracy (Software and hacked content) Websites that promote or offer content for distribution without the consent of the copyright owner.
Image Sharing photosonline (Images and photos) Sites that host digital photographs and images, online photo albums and digital photo exchanges.
Job Search jobsearch Sites containing job listings, career information, assistance with job searches (such as resume writing, interview tips, etc.). This category includes job offer aggregators, but does not contain recruitment agencies or the career pages of corporate websites.
Leisure & Recreation hobbies Sites that offer information relating to leisure activities and pastimes such as collecting, art and crafts, etc.
Malware malware (Malicious software) Sites that contain or provide malicious software in the form of executable files, vulnerability exploitation tools, JavaScript or any other malicious programs.
News news

Sites covering news and current events such as newspapers, newswire services, personalized news services, broadcasting sites, and magazines. This category aims to cover local and international information websites, but some specifically local websites may not be covered.

Personal Sites blogs (Personal websites) Sites about individuals, either hosted by them or by commercial websites (such as Blogger, AOL, etc.).
Phishing & Fraud phishing
fraud (Fraudulent websites)
phishing: Sites that are used for deceptive or fraudulent purposes (e.g. phishing), such as stealing financial or other user account information. These sites are most often designed to appear as legitimate sites in order to mislead users into entering their credentials.
fraud: Known fraudulent websites that aim to obtain information, payments and credentials from users through false declarations or fraudulent means. For example, online stores that offer very low prices for popular products that will never be sent. This category does not include phishing websites.
Pornography/Sexually Explicit porn (Erotic content and pornography) Sites that share erotic content and pornography. Includes subscription websites and free websites that provide images, stories and videos, and also covers pornographic content on mixed-content websites.
Private IP Addresses privateipaddress (Private IP addresses) Sites that are private IP addresses as defined in RFC 1918, i.e., hosts that do not require access to hosts in other organizations (or require just limited access).
Real Estate realestate Websites that offer the sale and rent of real estate properties such as real estate agencies.
Restaurants & Dining food Sites with content relating to food and non-alcoholic beverages, such as recipes, ingredients, amount of calories, etc.
Search Engines & Portals searchengines

searchengines: Sites enabling the searching of the Web, newsgroups, images, directories, and other online content. This category includes portal and directory websites such as white pages/yellow pages.

portals: Sites that aggregate information from multiple sources and various domains and which generally offer features such as search engines, electronic mail, news and to information on leisure activities.

Sex Education sexualeducation Websites offering content intended for sex education, and which is not of a pornographic nature.
Shopping onlineshop (Online shopping) Sites for online shopping, catalogues, online sales, auctions or classified ads.
Social Networking socialnetworks

Sites that enable social networking for online communities of various topics, for friendship, dating, or professional reasons. Specialized social media as YouTube are listed in the videos (Video/photo) category.

Spam Sites spam (Sites referenced as spam) Sites that have been promoted through spam techniques.
Sports sports

Sites relating to sports teams, fan clubs, scores and sports news. This category includes sports that are practiced on a professional or recreational basis.

Tasteless timewasters Websites on which users tend to spend a lot of time. These may be websites belonging to other categories such as social media, entertainment websites, etc.
Transportation auto (Motorized vehicles) Sites containing information on motorized road vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, go-karts, etc.
Travel travel Sites that provide travel and tourism information or online booking or travel services such as airlines, accommodations, car rentals.
Unknown unknown Resources on a website required for it to be displayed properly (images, css, js, etc.) or uncategorized websites.
Weapons weapons Sites that depict, sell, review or describe guns and weapons, including for sport.
Web-based Email webmail (Online messaging) Sites that enables users to send and receive email through a web-accessible email.