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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Feb-11 18:14:12
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Advert Banners following me around


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Hi, anyone experience this where the same advert banners keep following you around to whatever website you visit. The culprit is [censored] Screwfix website; I have never experienced anything like this before it is quite eerie.

http://info.criteo.com/psu/privacy/uk?openx=http%3A/...

Screwfix website http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/home-main.jsp;js...

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Standard User Rockh
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 11-Feb-11 18:53:01
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Yep has driven me nuts, there was a similar post on here a few days ago. I've got Adblock plus as a FF add on and it seems to do the job when I block Google syndication.

Dave
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 11-Feb-11 19:34:38
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firefox + adblock = end of problem


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Standard User TLM
(legend) Fri 11-Feb-11 19:40:52
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I hate Criteo. It freaked me when I first noticed, as well. What's particularly annoying is when I get ads from a website I've only just left. If I wanted to buy something from them, I would already have done so, and the only other alternative is I didn't see anything I wanted, so what's the point of advertising it again? Keep getting this with Marks & Spencer. If I've looked at a range, but not bought (or even if I have bought) it keeps going on about it, after that, wherever I go! Shut up, M&S: just because I browsed your jumpers or whatever this morning doesn't mean I need reminding another ten times, in case I've forgotten what I just looked at!

Choose the opt-out on the website you've already linked. It does work, but you have to remember to redo it if your cookies get deleted (accidentally or on purpose).

It's not really any more sinister than any other use of tracking cookies - it's just a damn annoying application of it!

T.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 12-Feb-11 11:09:15
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Re: Advert Banners following me around


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Yep, similar to my recent post: http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/general/f/3964077-t...


I use an old free app 'CookieJar' that's setup to delete all cookies I haven't defined as ones I would like to keep. So all my 'ad' cookies disappear next time I start up automatically or I can delete on the fly smile

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