Banner cookies

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Checkout, Feb 28, 2002.

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  1. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Maybe I'm being a little naive, but something happened last night which was quite unexpected.  I'd just logged out of Hotmail, and naturally, I was directed to the local MSN website.  Running across the top of the page was a banner ad for some wretched marketing company in the UK - and, bless my soul, the damned advert tried to set a cookie for that site!  I had expected MSN to try and set one, but not some &*&&^%$ third party I never ever visited and never will!  (Except to find out who the scumfilth were, of course.)

    Sooner or later, some lowlife is going to offer this "marketing service" to profilers - ie, "Hey, everybody, pay me some money and I'll drop a whole bundle of third-party cookies on any unsuspecting user who runs across my banner ad".  Blimey, it's like saturation bombing!

    I'm surprised MSN allows this kind of practice on their websites.

    No...no, I guess I'm not surprised at all....
     
  2. UNICRON

    UNICRON Technical Expert

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    beats netscrap who have pop up advertising on their index page.
     
  3. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Is Netscrap anything like the free versionof Poopera?   :cool:
     
  4. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    I'm guessing that either MSN doesn't know about this practice, or they have changed their advertising policy.

    If I remember correctly, there was some press release about MSN banner ads, and your privacy...
     
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