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  1. #1
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    Apr 2003
    Cambridge - UK

    Default Forum Adverts

    Advertising on this forum, is provided by Google under the Google Adsense scheme.

    Sorry, I really hate them too.

    To continue to provide this service - Free of charge to the users. We need to raise revenue , enough to pay for the costs associated with the service provision. The Advertising level that is currently in use, is providing that income.

    Though It will not cover Upgrading the system or replacement of system hardware :-)

    Having said that, you DO have control over the ads that you see - one of the great benefits of googles system -

    Change the ads you see

    • At the top right of an ad, select Remove Remove and then Stop seeing this ad.
    • At the top right of an ad, select Remove Remove and then Report this ad.
    • You can also let me know about ads that are offensive or inappropriate and i can block them via my google control panel.

    Turn off personalized ads

    1. Go to the Ad Settings page.
    2. Choose where you want the change to apply:
      • On all devices where youíre signed in: If you aren't signed in, at the top right, select Sign in. Follow the steps.
      • On your current device or browser: Stay signed out.
    3. Turn off Ad Personalisation.

    You can also turn off personalisation for your browser by installing the Interest-Based Ads Opt Out extension.

    Once you've turned off personalisation, Google will no longer use your info to personalize your ads. Ads can still be targeted with info like your general location or the content of the website youíre visiting.

    Stop getting personalized ads on non-Google websites & apps

    1. Go to the Ad Settings page.
    2. Uncheck the box next to "Also use your activity & information from Google services to personalize ads on websites and apps that partner with Google to show ads."

    What doesn't change

    Blocking a Google ad or turning off ad personalisation will not..

    • Stop all ads: If you turn off personalisation, Google ads will use info like your general location or the content of the website youíre visiting.
    • Change other networks' ads: Your Google ad settings donít change other ad networks.
    • Update your settings on signed-out devices: Learn how to get your ad preferences on all your devices.
    • Keep your signed-out preferences without cookies: If you delete your cookies or use a browser that blocks cookies, your ad settings wonít apply.
      • To clear your cookies without losing your settings, install the Protect My Choices extension.
      • Most mobile devices don't use cookies. On your phone or tablet, check for settings about interest-based ads, ads personalisation, or ad identifiers.

    Lester - Forum Administrator

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Cambridge - UK

    Default Re: Forum Adverts

    Recently, the profile used to select advertising on this forum has been chnaged.

    If you are seeing advertising that you feel is inappropriate, please report it here.

    If you post the link that the advert carries I can BAN that link in the adsense interface, so it should never be used by Google on our forums in the future.

    Else, post a screen shot and i'll try to locate the advert and ban it.


    When I use Google to advertise accross our websites. There's a type of advert that follows the user; this is called remarketing and you'll have seen it all over the place. The goal is to personalise the advertising to the user, so they only get content relevant to them.

    If you go looking for a new ToolBox, you're going to see adverts for ToolBoxes the next time you visit a site served with Google advertising.

    Whether you're watching TV chefs or music videos, you'll see the same adverts; they're based on your browsing history as recorded by Google.
    As a result, I (we) do not know what advertising you will see on this forum.

    If you opt out of Gopogles personalised advertising , the result is that you'll see randomised ads in the categories that we have allowed for this foruma nd our web sites. Its possible that we missed a category that is not alinged with this forum. You therefore need to inform us, so that we can remove that category.
    Lester - Forum Administrator

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    Default Re: Forum Adverts

    Although Lester provided the tools to disable the ads, personally I won't as these ads will keep our forum alive.

    Hope this solution will pay for many years more. I hate to see this forum hit the off switch...


  4. #4

    Default Re: Forum Adverts

    NO! Don't hit the off switch. If it comes to that, ask for donations and count me in.

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