June 12, 2019 by Michael Sweeney , Maciej Zawadziński

In the early days of online advertising, publishers used ad networks to sell their remnant inventory to advertisers. However, as publishers started using more and more ad networks, it became harder to identify which ad network would sell the most inventory at the best price.

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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.

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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, and what responsibilities it imposes on data controllers and processors.

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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.

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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 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?

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