October 23, 2018 by Maciej Zawadziński , Michael Sweeney

When you hear most people in the online advertising world talk about integrating a demand-side platform (DSP) with an ad exchange or supply-side platform (SSP), they make it sound as if it’s a matter of connecting the platforms together via a cable.

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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 cookies in advertising technology is critical to getting a better hold on online advertising and privacy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 in the works for advertisers, making the traditional behavioral targeting of ads a real challenge.

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What is Contextual Targeting and How Does It Work?

May 17, 2018 by

With only a week until the European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, AdTech and MarTech companies around the world are bracing themselves for the dawn of a new era in digital advertising and marketing.

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Are AdTech and MarTech Vendors Prepared for the GDPR? [Survey Results]

May 17, 2018 by

The European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) is about to introduce a number of new responsibilities for AdTech and MarTech companies (known as controllers and processors of data within the regulation). “Data protection by design and default” is a proposed new approach which promotes the implementation of privacy and data-protection compliance at the design phase of software production.

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What Does Privacy by Design Mean for AdTech and MarTech Companies?

May 2, 2018 by ,

Since May 25, 2018, all companies that collect, use, process, and share data about EU citizens are required to comply with the General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) and implement new data-protection and security measures. The regulation does not apply to EU companies alone. Regardless of whether an organization is based in the EU, it must comply with the regulation when processing EU/EEA-citizen data, or face severe financial penalties.

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How the IAB’s GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework Works From a Technical Perspective

April 19, 2018 by

You may remember hearing about the Volkswagen emissions scandal that made headlines worldwide in 2015. For those unfamiliar with the story, the German automaker intentionally programmed its turbocharged-direct-injection (TDI) engines to comply with the United States’ emissions and pollution standards by activating the engines’ emission controls only during laboratory tests.

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In a Post-GDPR World, Who Will Be the Emissions Cheaters of AdTech?

April 19, 2018 by

Despite the fact that the European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force, and the ongoing coverage in the media, there still seems to be a lot of misinformation and confusion as to what the GDPR and the proposed ePrivacy regulation mean for AdTech companies.

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