January 21, 2021 by ,

Over the past few years, Apple has taken a strong stance on protecting the privacy of its customers by introducing a number of changes to its devices, web browser (Safari), and operating systems.

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A Timeline of Apple's Privacy Changes in Safari and iOS

January 11, 2021 by ,

Data has played a key role in programmatic advertising and digital marketing ever since the Internet moved online back in the mid 1990s, helping advertisers and marketers show their messages to the right audience and learn more about their online behaviour.

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Top Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Data Management Platform (DMP) Companies [Updated in 2021]

November 23, 2020 by

The release of ITP 1.0 in September 2017 introduced a number of privacy-centric features that had an immediate and negative impact on behavioral ad targeting, frequency capping, measurement, and attribution.

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How Safari’s Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution Works [infographic]

August 3, 2020 by

On July 29, 2020, the CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon (GAFA) testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. The topic of the hearing was “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.”The hearing lasted for more than 5 hours and […]

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GAFA CEOs Testify Before US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust: The AdTech Parts

July 23, 2020 by

During its yearly Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2020, Apple released a bunch of changes to its devices and operating systems like they always do. But nestled between the shiny UI upgrades and new Memoji stickers were a series of privacy updates to iOS that all but signalled the end of the lifeblood of […]

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Apple’s Changes to IDFA in iOS 14: FAQs and the Impact on Mobile Advertising

June 22, 2020 by ,

Since the release of version 1.0 in September 2017, Webkit has released 5 new versions of its Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) to strengthen user privacy for Safari users.

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FAQs About Safari's Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP)

May 25, 2020 by ,

A lot has happened since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018, and it can be hard keeping up with all the news stories. At Clearcode, we’ve been keeping an internal record of the most important news stories and opinions even before the GDPR was introduced. Now, […]

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A Timeline of GDPR Events in AdTech & MarTech

May 19, 2020 by

There’s been a lot of press coverage about Google Chrome’s recent announcement that it’ll stop supporting third-party cookies by 2022. This change will bring an end to an era of digital advertising that publishers have known since the mid-2000s.

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The Impact of Privacy Laws (e.g. GDPR) and Privacy Settings on Publishers

May 14, 2020 by

With all the recent news about Google Chrome’s decision to kill off third-party cookies over the next two years, anyone would think it’s the first piece of news the AdTech industry has heard about the end of third-party cookies. But it isn’t.

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How Will Display and Native Advertising Work Without Third-Party Cookies?