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Is there any way you can stop Google sending "targeted ads"?

  1. Mazzy Bolero profile image80
    Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years ago

    Is there any way you can stop Google sending "targeted ads"?

    A friend wanted to buy a log cabin for his back yard so a couple of weeks ago I looked up a few suppliers for him on the Internet.  Big mistake - ever since then I have had ads for the same companies facing me on every webpage I've opened. It's driving me nuts. Even if I wanted to buy a log cabin, I am so annoyed by this that I would never use any of those companies. Is there any way to escape this? Am I trapped forever by enforced, unwanted ads? What happens to freedom now we are trapped in Googledom?

  2. Guy Foxe profile image61
    Guy Foxeposted 5 years ago

    If you clear your cookies you may get some relief from the log cabin ads. Usually behavioral re-targeting works by placing a cookie onto your browser which gets recognized by participating websites.

    You might still get some ads after that but it might at least reduce the amount of ads you get.  I know exactly what you are talking about though.  I work for these marketers and because I go their website every so often, I get ads for them all the time.  In fact, I am looking at one right now.

    1. Mazzy Bolero profile image80
      Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I'll try clearing the cookies.

 
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