Wed 25 Dec, 2019 06:39 pm
I went to a website of a small firm using my PC. Will the owner/principal of the small business that owns the website be able to see that either myself and/or a person associated with my e-mail address visited her website, or otherwise?
I've no idea, but I have noticed that if I viewed a specific product, I do start receiving advertising for that and similar products. Makes me a little suspicious.
Thank you. I have noticed that also.
I believe the answer is yes as a result of a default.
If you accepted cookies they know. Use some software to remove them.
That's ad retargeting.
To answer gollum's question -- the company doesn't have your name, per se. They have an aggregate, so they can learn from Google Analytics that there were x number of computers visiting from your country or state, visiting x pages on the website.
Ad retargeting is done with what's called a pixel or a web beacon
. Here's an explanation of ad retargeting from the POV of the advertiser: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/retargeting-campaigns-beginner-guide
That's why it's good to not automatically download all images in an email.