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Strange Targeted Advertisements, Very Strange

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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It's your cookies.

They are used by just about every site that knows anything about search engine optimization. They are used to track your habits in order to serve up relevant content (including targeted ads) to make your life "simpler".

To avoid this, obviously, delete your cookies. Second, log out of Google, Yahoo or any other email program before browsing. Those logins stay active and attach information to those user accounts.

I actually asked recently at an industry meeting about how the industry was going to track and target consumers once everyone figures out how to (or the browser's automatically) delete their cookies and histories. No one had an answer and the assumption is that will never happen.




posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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lol, I'm glad someone made a topic about this. A few weeks ago I was reading a thread about the Mormon genealogy data base. I saw a lot of anti Mormon comments so I clicked on some links people posted to explain the religion better. Now on ATS and some other sites that show ads, I'm bombarded with ads for the LDS church. I think I liked it better when they just knocked on my door. I've googled the Catholics and Protestants and Muslims, but never got delivered any of their ads...yet.



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