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dnalot

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I am not getting the adds but have to log in each visit.
 

petertha

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same here, needs log in every time despite check box toggled.
 

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Don’t much like the ads. Especially the one I have included. Since when did HMEM turn into a porn site? If we have to have ads could they at least be related to metal working? If Accusize or KBC put ads up with boring bars and rotary tables I might even click on one or two.

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I'm not seeing the ads and no longer having any issues logging in or staying logged in since I removed all cookies for HMEM in Chrome. I'm guessing cookies are the issues here as well. I just posted how to remove them from a specific site in another thread (LINK) if you need instructions.

Regarding the ad content, this would be selected and generated by the company which serves the ads and isn't controlled by the forum at all. Interestingly, targeted ad serving is largely a result of tracking cookies on your browsing so the ad company can see what you're interested in looking at. But with so much concern about keeping our browsing history private the companies will be forced to serve more generic ads based on the 'usual' demographic of the site the ad is being served on. I guess this site is mostly visited by older men so they thought it appropriate. I have seen worse - a ~45 year old (single) presenter at a conference I was at showed a youtube video that launched an ad for "Hot asian girls looking for older Australian husbands" or something very similar. His face went very red as everyone in attendance wondered what his browsing history was like.
 

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Lately I have noticed that many web sites throw up a banner when you first enter them stating that the site uses cookies and requiring that you tick a box to accept this fact. I suspect that this is a result of the push for privacy regulations. The odd web site will not open unless you accept the cookies. I doubt that this is because cookies are required in any technical way, just a source of money from advertisers using browsing history for ads.

I am sure that most of us browse the tool company websites. It is amusing to see ads on Amazon or Ebay and other sites that I have just viewed pop up as ads in my news and other hobby web sites. Not sure of the psychology of this. Do they think if they hit us with the ads enough times we will weaken and buy the product? Obviously these advertisers aren’t married.

Hilarious story about the browsing history. We all could get caught with that.
 
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