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Standard User goatty2
(member) Mon 23-Jun-14 11:13:07
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why am i getting adverts in German on thinkbroadband site?
just been on speedtest.net and their adverts in German aswell

Edited by goatty2 (Mon 23-Jun-14 11:20:05)

Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 23-Jun-14 11:22:42
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Re: language


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They are based on google's history of your surfing (and possibly emails, etc if you use google for other services). It is the google side of things that is choosing these ads for you not the websites themselves.
Standard User goatty2
(member) Mon 23-Jun-14 11:43:31
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thanks ian72
but dont use google I use msn and sometimes yahoo and dont go to any german sites


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 23-Jun-14 11:47:16
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Re: language


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Maybe just google messed up, or the GEO IP database they use

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Standard User goatty2
(member) Mon 23-Jun-14 12:14:04
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traceroute from you to me

# Host Sent Recvd Best Avg Worst
1 thinkbroadband-gw2.core-rs2.thdo.ncuk.net 15 15 1ms 20ms 172ms
2 te2-2-30.bdr-rt3.thdo.ncuk.net 15 15 0ms 0ms 1ms
3 lonap-gw2.plus.net 15 15 0ms 1ms 4ms
4 ae2.ptw-cr01.plus.net 15 15 0ms 1ms 5ms
5 ae1.pcl-cr01.plus.net 15 15 0ms 1ms 5ms
6 irb.10.central10.pcl-bng02.plus.net 15 15 0ms 0ms 2ms
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 23-Jun-14 15:27:28
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They've probably picked up a block of IPv4 addresses that were previously allocated to a German provider, and as MrSaffron says the google database of IP address origins hasn't caught up.

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ISP Representative chrisparr
(isp) Mon 23-Jun-14 15:31:33
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I don't think we have.

It's most likely to be based on previous sites/search/cookies/cache etc.

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Standard User hypertony
(experienced) Mon 23-Jun-14 15:35:53
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Go to http://www.geoip.co.uk and it should tell you if the IP address you're using is based in UK or Germany.

What did it say?

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Standard User goatty2
(member) Mon 23-Jun-14 16:18:12
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says i'm inthe uk
Standard User goatty2
(member) Mon 23-Jun-14 16:45:24
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browser set up to clear all that when it closes down
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