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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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The Ads on this website - personalised?

Hi, I've noticed that when i dont clear my cookies, and browse the web for certain items like clothing, electronics, gym stuff, the ads on this website and many others seem to show me the stuff i was looking for earlier in the day.

Do these ads 'track' my browsing history?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: The Ads on this website - personalised?

yes, they are called tracking cookies. even when i'm on sites irrelevant to guitar i get musicians friend ads etc.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 10:54 AM
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Re: The Ads on this website - personalised?

It's not just Jemsite, by the way, and it's not just guitars.

I don't mind advertisers knowing that I play guitar ... I enjoy reading guitar gear ads. It's the idea that companies have dossiers on me that cross-reference my hobbies with my age, credit score, medical conditions, income, etc.

No privacy anymore.


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