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Old 09-16-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: USA
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Several years ago, I had occasion to see a home under construction and there was a copper bathtub in one of the bathrooms. Only recently I decided to look up what one would cost, but had no interest in buying one. Since that day of looking it up, every website I visit shows an ad for copper bathtubs. Other such searches also follow wherever I go on the web. If I look for shoes or anything else, the ads follow for weeks. There may occasionally be times when I'm actually shopping, but so much of it is not. It's only checking on something, possibly out of curiosity. I suppose it isn't going to go away...
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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You have too many third party cookies tracking your web site visits. Click tools [upper right corner geared wheel] click internet options, look for browsing history, click delete. If you haven't done it for awhile, wait for the finished response on bottom of screen.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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When you visit a site they are usually using a third party advertising network. That third party can set a cookie but they can also try and identify you by other means like your IP etc. When you visit another site using that same ad network since th ad network knows you were interested in copper bathtubs that's the type ad they will serve you.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have 3rd party cookies blocked. It doesn't stop this.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'm still waiting to find out what the problem is here?


I mean really?
OMG... an advertising network knows that I looked at a bath tub?!?!
Unless you're building bombs or something I don't see the big deal.
It usually stops pretty quick (and moves on to the next thing you looked at).
Again..... so?
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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There are ADS? Huh.

Firefox + adblock + disconnect + no-script
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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There are ADS? Huh.

Firefox + adblock + disconnect + no-script
+ Ghostery
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If after deleting all cookies and you are still getting the same or similar ads, you might have tracking cookies imbedded in the 'flash' program.
Search for - how to delete flash program cookies. ehow has good instructions.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Install something like Ghostery, Disconnect, Privacy Badger, etc.

Problem solved.
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