February 4, 2019 by Michal Wlosik

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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December 20, 2018 by ,

Over the years, cookies have been the lifeblood of online advertising, driving targeted digital marketing and attribution. They are currently the most common method of identifying users online and enabling a personalized browsing experience.

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What Facebook's First-Party Cookie Means for AdTech

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?

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?

October 9, 2017 by

While the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its “baby sister” the ePrivacy Regulation may be full of ambiguous statements and legal jargon, one thing is clear; if you collect data from EU citizens, then your world is going to look a whole lot different come May 25, 2018.

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The GDPR Will Drain the AdTech Cookie Pool

September 27, 2017 by

Apple has built a strong reputation as a leader in tech innovation, and has stayed at the forefront of user privacy protection as well. With its update of iOS 11 and Safari, the company is taking the privacy of its customers one step further with a feature known as Intelligent Tracking Prevention.

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What Is Intelligent Tracking Prevention and How Does It Work?

May 24, 2016 by

As long as companies have the ability to track, collect and use consumer data for their advertising efforts, privacy issues will loom large. Consumers are being tracked online more than ever before, as opportunities abound for the display ad industry to turn data into dollars.

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3 Data Dilemmas Advertisers Must Overcome

September 7, 2015 by

Before the days of the Internet, advertisers and marketers would target their target audience by showing their ads on TV at certain times of the day, publishing their ads in newspapers that their audience read, and putting up billboards in places where their audience would see it.

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