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Author Topic: How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?  (Read 1347 times)

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cinque8

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    How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?
    « on: July 13, 2018, 02:23:22 PM »
    Hello,

    I have noticed several times that when I visit a site like Ebay and search for a product, within minutes an ad for that very same product is now appearing on my Yahoo email page.

    How is that happening?

    Thank you

    soybean



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    Re: How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?
    « Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 02:59:12 PM »
    The cookie monster is out to get you.   ;D 

    Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie to get better informed about the use of "cookies" by websites to track your activity.

    cinque8

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      Re: How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?
      « Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 02:16:58 PM »
      Hello Soybean,

      Thanks for the great information.

      I think I would rather deal with the Frankenstein monster rather than the cookie monster.

      At least it would be an analog fight.

      I think I am going to go back to reading newspapers.

      Thanks again!

      OliviaRoss



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        Re: How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?
        « Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 06:44:38 AM »
        Oh that adware and all its data collecting. Advertisers have access to see your internet browsing habits and all that stuff so you may need to scan your system for these PUPs to solve this annoying issue

        CaptainStark



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          Re: How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?
          « Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 03:43:51 AM »
          Ah, cookies! Offline, they're good, but online... they can be pretty annoying! Make sure to always clear our your cookies.

          boruto



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            Re: How are these ads appearing on my Yahoo email page?
            « Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 12:39:52 AM »
            There's no escape from the cookies, unfortunately. But you can get an ad blocker if you're bothered with the ads. If you're on Chrome, they have an extension for that. Just search it in the apps.