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DennisN
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackbarry wrote:
I've just seen an advert as I posted on another thread on PGPSW which I think is a bit sinister. It advertises a laptop computer that I was looking at in the John Lewis web site this morning. Anyone else experienced this phenonema?

jack.

Edit - PS It's still there!

I dunno - is that the same as ads for enhancing your base instincts?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackbarry wrote:
I've just seen an advert as I posted on another thread on PGPSW which I think is a bit sinister. It advertises a laptop computer that I was looking at in the John Lewis web site this morning. Anyone else experienced this phenonema?

jack.

Edit - PS It's still there!


they are picking up on the cookies and trackers stored on your computer. you can either use adblocker and ghostery or just run ccleaner on a regular basis
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

molerat wrote:
No ads or orange banners here. I do have a small box on the right hand side with GPS Shopping in it and an empty white box at the top and bottom. Don't know what you are all on about.


What ad blocker do you use?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arfurdent wrote:
jackbarry wrote:
I've just seen an advert as I posted on another thread on PGPSW which I think is a bit sinister. It advertises a laptop computer that I was looking at in the John Lewis web site this morning. Anyone else experienced this phenonema?

jack.

Edit - PS It's still there!


they are picking up on the cookies and trackers stored on your computer. you can either use adblocker and ghostery or just run ccleaner on a regular basis


Just to clarify that "they" are the google ads and NOT us. We don't look at files on your computer.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
arfurdent wrote:
jackbarry wrote:
I've just seen an advert as I posted on another thread on PGPSW which I think is a bit sinister. It advertises a laptop computer that I was looking at in the John Lewis web site this morning. Anyone else experienced this phenonema?

jack.

Edit - PS It's still there!


they are picking up on the cookies and trackers stored on your computer. you can either use adblocker and ghostery or just run ccleaner on a regular basis


Just to clarify that "they" are the google ads and NOT us. We don't look at files on your computer.


correct, apologies for the inference
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google isn't that clever then.

I keep getting an advert to go to Disneyland Florida, but I've never had a passport Smile

or, do they think the picture of Mickey Mouse applies to me ....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
Google isn't that clever then.

I keep getting an advert to go to Disneyland Florida, but I've never had a passport Smile

or, do they think the picture of Mickey Mouse applies to me ....


unless Mickey has your passport
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
We don't look at files on your computer.
Not even cookies?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MaFt wrote:
We don't look at files on your computer.
Not even cookies?


Cookies are used for login stuff (I *think*) and for storing what country you use as default for Camera submissions.

Even then *WE* don;t look at them. The website uses them to save you some time.

When I made that comment I was meaning with regards to looking at your browser history and shopping habits etc etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the enlargement on your statement MaFt
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is anyone else getting ads showing images of scantily clad "young ladies" and text such as “Are you lonely?” , “Russian Single Beauties” and “Join us and find your happiness”, and with invitations to visit sites like charmdatebeauties.com and singlesrussian.com?

Hardly accurately targeted advertising when I’m a 75-year-old woman!

Reported to the Team who are blocking them, and have suggested clearing my cookies, but if that doesn't work I'm afraid I shall be turning my ad blocker on again for this site.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems it could be because I recently Googled "Surrey school term dates" and Google interpreted the word "dates" differently from the way I intended it. Since clearing all my history I'm getting more appropriate ads, but it's a pain in the bum losing everything.

Thanks to Rob for blocking the ads and suggesting the possible cause. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I had Amazon product suggestion turned on you should have seen some of the ludicrous suggestions it made.

I could sort of follow that because I bought a Canon inkjet cartridge that I should now buy one for an Epson, Brother and HP printer as well Rolling Eyes
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