Amazon (germany) AD:s appear on my DPR pages, how?

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Doug J Forum Pro • Posts: 11,296
Re: Cookies...

JahnG wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

JahnG wrote:

robert1955 wrote:

Aren’t ads generally based on your IP adress?

Don't know.

That would mean that DPR and AMZON compare the IP adresses of all their account holders, and Amazon then displays AD:s on DPR pages if same IP adress is found?

May just mean your browser history and associated cookies haven't been cleared for a time.

Thank you Mako2011 for your comments.

You are right, I haven't cleared my browser history and cokies for a few weeks. Does people generally do that every day, I haven't actually seen it anywhere discussed how often people do a clearance of cookies.

However, I normally use a VPN, (like yesterday) when nevertheless that AD was visible on my DPR page.

Anyway, the interesting point is what mechanism will place those Amazon germany AD:s on my DPR page? Do I understand it right that (for instance) DPR will somehow see cookies placed on my computer by Amazon, and regardless of that VPN is used, directly read from the cokies that the computer user (me) is a Amazon.de customer?

regards

Jahn

If the server your VPN is on is in Germany, the websites it connects to will see an IP address based in Germany and believe that's your location. I believe DPR uses a company that displays ads on the DPR website based on an advertiser's preferences, e.g should an ad be displayed, the content, language, etc. Advertisers pay for this localized service based on their choices.

Your VPN may have servers in different countries and may have an option to choose which country you want to use. You can try changing it and see if the ads are different. Without a VPN some browsers can be configured to use a "proxy" with an IP address in different countries.

You can do an internet search for "where am I" and you'll see where your IP (or that of your VPN) indicates you are located.

As suggested, it's a good practice to periodically delete cookies / flush the browser cache.

Cheers,
Doug

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