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3rd party cookies and privacy

DTMark

ULTIMATE Member
Have disabled third party cookies in the browser. Edge, in this case.

Deleted existing cookies.

I do some research on ecommerce solutions.

And now, wherever I go including the top of this very page, I see ads for Magento.

How so?
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Guessing google's advertising network tracks IPs too or if you have a google account then that may be a reason, but I'm not sure exactly how their internal systems work when identifying subjects of interest for adverts. I find the same behaviour but then I'm logged into a Google account too and of course use their various services, so it's no surprise.
 

Captain_Cretin

ULTIMATE Member
I block google, and only allow it when a page wont work without it.
 

DTMark

ULTIMATE Member
It would appear to be the browser.

If I close that, then change the IP by disabling the VPN, then re-open, the ads still show.

Not currently signed in to Google, but then I don't have any Google windows open either.

I can block the googlesyndication domain but that breaks websites which still use a table based layout which then wait for whatever is meant to fill a space to time out before rendering the rest of the page.

I also have third party cookies blocked in Chrome and the ads there seem suspiciously tailored, too.

Something suggests to me that the "Block Third Party Cookies" option doesn't actually work in either browser.
 

Captain_Cretin

ULTIMATE Member
Google push adds using several different sets of cookies and scripts, some of which dont have "ad" anywhere in the name; I block ALL of them, unless I need a page to function that wont without them; and even then I go one at a time, until I find the one it needs.
 
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