January 31, 2018 by Maciej Zawadziński

In the early days of online advertising, ad space was purchased in the same way as print advertisements, that being that inventory was purchased directly from publishers at a set price, typically on a cost-per-mille (CPM) basis. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, a number of new advertising-technology platforms, such as ad networks, emerged […]

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April 26, 2013 by

Cookies are a fundamental mechanism used in the advertising industry for ad personalisation and behavioural targeting, re-targeting, frequency capping and much more. Nowadays, a majority of ad technology providers that are disrupting* advertising industry are still relying on cookies to a great extent.

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Alternatives to cookie tracking

February 17, 2013 by

Ad invocation codes (called also placement tags or ad codes) are a bit different from web trackers covered in an earlier post. Their main task is to load a creative (an ad) into the placement on a website or in an app. Additionally, they usually are responsible for cookie management, impression tracking, ad rotation, visibility tracking and other tasks.

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Ad serving insights: Ad invocation codes and placement tags

January 6, 2013 by

Cookies were invented in 1994 by Lou Montulli and John Giannandrea, at that time an employees of Netscape Communications. Since then cookies become an inseparable element of every ad technology. Why cookies are so important? Where do they fit in today’s advertising ecosystem? Are they replaceable? What is the future of cookies?

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Cookie tracking in advertising and web analytics