Ads on this site????

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 20:59
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Not too sure how this works on this site, but I was interested in a web ad for Cockatoo Island (New Years Eve???) and when I went there, the message comes up

"If you’ve entered a web address or clicked on a link to this page, the experience or offer you’re looking for may have been removed."

It's a government site as well, so no joy there for me. Then I keep getting and ad with some fat, pot-belllied blonde bird with her navel showing through her white dress it advises me about cheats or something. Probably Viagra. And finally there are those Asian birds wanting to chat, or take me to dinner (yeah, sure ... cleaners more likely ... ).

How do these ads come up here???? Qre they bought from EO, or does Google just stick these things in where they like? If so they can stick them where I like. No sunshine there!!!

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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 21:20

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 21:20
OBJ - They are Google ads. They are on most websites. Click on the little blue arrow in the top corner that says "AdChoices" when you hover your cursor over it.

Where they appear, depends on how much money the advertiser wants to pay Google - and it also depends on what Google thinks you're interested in, by the huge amount of tracking they do on your mouse clicks.

There are huge data companies you've never even heard of, tracking all your buying, tracking all your website visits, checking all your profiles, anywhere they can find them!

There's no such thing as privacy and secrecy once you start clicking on the internet!

Google ads info

I've been looking at used cars in recent times, I bought a late model car that was advertised on - and lo and behold, I'm now getting ads asking me if I want to sell my old car to some bunch of professional car buyers!
How did they know I have my old car for sale??!! LOL

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 21:22

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 21:22
I forgot to mention you can alter your Google settings in that link above, to opt out of a lot of marketing and advertising aimed at you - but it will never stop them from tracking you on the 'net!

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 14:52

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 14:52
Thanks Ron. I never knew about that google delete ad sites. Now I dont have to look at scantly dressed tarts asking me to look up their sites!!!

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Reply By: Mick T3 - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 23:09

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 23:09
I get that, too. Rather demoralising. To reduce this stuff when using Internet Explorer I click on "Safety" and then use "In Private" browsers and clear the cookies and history frequently.
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