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Visiting a Website of a Small Firm

 
 
gollum
 
Reply 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?
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2019 04:32 pm
@gollum,
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.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2019 04:43 pm
@gollum,
Did you accept cookies?
gollum
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 06:04 am
@roger,
roger-

Thank you. I have noticed that also.
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gollum
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 06:06 am
@izzythepush,
izzypush-

I believe the answer is yes as a result of a default.

Thank you.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 06:59 am
@gollum,
If you accepted cookies they know. Use some software to remove them.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 07:58 am
@roger,
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
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 11:57 am
@jespah,
That's why it's good to not automatically download all images in an email.
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gollum
 
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Reply Sat 28 Dec, 2019 06:39 am
@jespah,
jespah-

Thanks very much.
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