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post #1 of 16 Old 11-29-10, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Google Interest Based Ads Opt-Out

If you use Google for your search engine and have cookies enabled, they store a cookie on your computer that creates what is called "Interest Based Advertising". The short of it is that when you visit sites that show Google ads, you will likely see ads related to products and services you have searched for.

For example... I recently searched for Seagate hard drives and then came back here to Home Theater Shack and one of our Google ad banners was showing me an ad for Seagate hard drives. I personally do not like this type of advertising, because when I come here to Home Theater Shack, I don't really care to see ads for something I have been searching for... I am done with my searching when I get here. This may or may not matter to some members and visitors, but we want you to know you do have an option.

You can opt-out of this Interest Based Advertising and save your opt-out option. After opting out, the Google ads should show ads more closely related to home theater, audio and video.

More information can be obtained by clicking the links below:

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Save your opt-out preference permanently and other options.

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Re: Google Interest Based Ads Opt-Out

Hey Sonnie long time. Yes I heard about this staff as well. Quite sketchy... The goorgle knows way too much about people... I clean my cookies all the time personally.
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Re: Google Interest Based Ads Opt-Out

This would make Cookie monster very upset!
I will have to install this as I dont like Google doing is own thing. Thanks Sonnie

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Re: Google Interest Based Ads Opt-Out

Thanks Sonnie - I was wondering about some of the advertising I would see at my HTS home page. Now I know why!
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Re: Google Interest Based Ads Opt-Out

I simply use Firefox and AdBlockPlus.

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Google is all-powerful and I dont question it.
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I simply use Firefox and AdBlockPlus.
And NoScript. (although HTS is, of course, allowed)
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-28-12, 10:12 AM
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Re: Google Interest Based Ads Opt-Out

Somehow I knew this but did not think that it would become such a pervasive thing. With Google now using any data that we give them either through email or through any other service we use I am recommending that people use a different email service. They have the ability to capture anything you produce on thier services and use, add to, or publish it in the future.
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Added the opt out myself. Thanks Sonnie.
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post #10 of 16 Old 08-22-12, 09:41 AM
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I use Firefox with the "Google Sharing" proxy installed. Coupled with M86, Ghostery, TrackMeNot and NoScript, the google folks have trouble tracking / identifying me.
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