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Started by landyvlad, September 20, 2018, 04:52:33 AM

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LiroyvH

Quote from: skb on September 22, 2018, 03:36:30 AM
I have the same problem on our forum. And I keep seeing ads for dates with Russian / Ukranian ladies wherever I go (here as well). I know the ads are "targeted" but I have never searched for that kinda content for as long as I can remember.

Oh those algorithms don't necessarily look at what *you* searched for. It's far more complex.
If you could screenshot that advertisement and right-click it (copy the link), and then send all that over to me would be great, then I can block it here. :)
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Quote from: Antechinus on September 23, 2018, 01:32:21 AM
That setting blocks Google ads for me (Pale Moon or Firefox). The container element for them will display, but there's nothing inside it. Dunno how it would be on IE because I never use it.

Hmm, think you're correct.  If I turn off IE tracking protection, looks the same, just empty containers.  No ads here or at nytimes.com.  I have first and third party cookies blocked, only session cookies are allowed.  nytimes.com is whitelisted to allow cookies, sm.org is not.  Don't know why they work the same with different settings, or if whitelisting applies to both first and third party cookies.  Will have to play with it.
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Quote from: CoreISP on September 24, 2018, 10:52:55 AM
Oh those algorithms don't necessarily look at what *you* searched for. It's far more complex.
If you could screenshot that advertisement and right-click it (copy the link), and then send all that over to me would be great, then I can block it here. :)

Sure. Next time I see that ad, I will send it to you. But they seem to have been blocked for the past couple of days.

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As an advert on here, silly, not in real life ;)

LiroyvH

Thanks! :) I'll get that removed :)
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landyvlad

Sorry, forgot this thread.

Quote from: Dzonny on September 20, 2018, 07:12:07 AM
Btw, when you're talking about ads, you think about one ad position under the "Advertisement" in the header, right?

Yeah, usually just the one.

May well have been the third party cookie issue.  Cheers.
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