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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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 4, 2017 by

In an ideal world, every client entering your website buys a product, signs up for your newsletter, downloads your ebook, or does whatever else you consider a goal, but the reality is hardly ever like that. Converting leads into satisfied customers is a long and winding path. Retargeting makes it a little easier.

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What is Ad Retargeting and How Does It Work?

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? [versions 1.0 - 2.2]

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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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

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