October 21, 2019 by Michal Wlosik

We like to think the internet is an open and free space where everyone is equal and no one is restricted in any way – at least that’s how many envisioned it. A closer look at the online advertising industry, however, quickly reveals its many similarities to a game of Monopoly.

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October 3, 2019 by ,

Third-party cookies have long been the backbone of online advertising, allowing advertisers to measure the success of their campaigns and improve targeting, as well helping publishers monetize their websites. But over the past few years, the reliance of third-party cookies has decreased due to changes in user behavior (e.g. installing ad-blocking software) and new privacy […]

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Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP): The Impact on Cookies, AdTech, and MarTech

August 1, 2019 by ,

The Wild West era in America during the late 1880s gave rise to a new genre of film known as Westerns, which depicted vast and rugged landscapes with men riding on horseback, regularly engaging in gunfights. Indeed, the Wild West is famous for lawlessness, vigilantism, and outlaws on the run. Are there any similarities to how […]

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Taming the Wild West of Consumer Data Sharing in AdTech

May 30, 2019 by

Cookies remember website configuration, login details and products added to the shopping cart. For years they’ve also been the backbone of online advertising for targeting, retargeting, tracking and attribution. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular web browsers and explain how they handle first-party and third-party cookies. Cookies are currently the most common method […]

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How Different Browsers Handle First-Party and Third-Party Cookies

March 20, 2019 by , ,

The European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force for almost a year, but in spite of numerous publications in the media there is still a lot of misinformation and confusion around it. In our new webinar, we guide through the key concepts of GDPR, discuss what the regulation means for AdTech companies, […]

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On-Demand Webinar: The Impact of the GDPR on the AdTech and MarTech Industries

February 4, 2019 by

When it comes to data-privacy scandals, Facebook and Google immediately spring to mind as the key culprits. These companies are the scapegoats whose shady data-privacy practices get plastered all over the news and lead to investigations, but there are other companies that operate away from the spotlight, unbeknownst to most internet users. In the United […]

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What Is a Data Broker and How Does It Work?

November 2, 2018 by ,

Cookies remember website configuration (e.g. language preferences), login details, and products added to the shopping cart, even after a user leaves the site, but because cookie files are widely used to collect certain pieces of information, they can also be used to carry out advertising processes like behavioral profiling and retargeting. Understanding the role of […]

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What’s the Difference Between First-Party and Third-Party Cookies?

October 17, 2018 by

The European Parliament’s recent approval of a controversial update to copyright law has certainly caused some stir. For one, it has divided the online community. Its proponents hail it a long-expected and much-needed change that adapts copyright law to the digital age; others say its effects will be broad and far-reaching, but hardly beneficial. The […]

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What the EU Copyright Law Means for Online Advertising and Marketing

October 15, 2018 by

For the past two decades, concerns about online privacy have slowly gained traction. People want faster page loads, less website clutter, and most importantly, better protection of their data and respect for their privacy. The emergence of content-filtering software like ad blockers spearheaded the trend towards growing awareness of privacy issues associated with the existence […]

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What Is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and What Does it Mean for AdTech & MarTech?

September 14, 2018 by ,

First-party cookies are the lifeblood of every website, enabling businesses to remember key pieces of information about users and to collect analytics data. Third-party cookies are the bread and butter of AdTech, allowing publishers to monetize their websites, and brands to run advertising and marketing campaigns. However, the introduction of the EU’s General Data-Protection Regulation […]

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What Is a Consent-Management Platform (CMP) and How Does It Work?

May 23, 2018 by ,

In a post-GDPR world, with the introduction of many new rules and requirements governing personal data and user consent, advertisers will have a tough nut to crack. On top of that comes the user’s right to be forgotten, the right of data portability, and numerous other complications. The new EU law will put a spanner […]

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What is Contextual Targeting and How Does It Work?