Help ...Safari or Google Ad Tracking?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Artimus12, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

    Artimus12

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    I googled Parallels Desktop earlier today to read up on it, I'd never heard of it prior! I eventually decided "Boot Camp" would be the way to go, so never bothered downloading the trial, but since then, when I've been browsing other sites a Parallel Banner Ad keeps popping up.

    Now I expect Ads on most websites, they generate revenue and I don't usually have an issue with them, but I don't like being targeted specifically! it makes me jumpy about what else might be stalking me.

    So would this be Google or Safari doing the tracking, and how do I find out which?

    I would instantly sort this in windows, but I'm new to Macs and haven't got a scooby doo (clue) how security works, so any advice on how I can prevent this happening again (cookies, browser setting adjustments, etc.) would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Shrink, Aug 22, 2014
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    Shrink macrumors G3

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    I use Adblock to block the ads, and Don'tTrackMe Plus and Ghostery Safari extensions to block (most) information from being gathered. Don'tTrackMe will also give you a drop down telling you which data gathering companies are being blocked.
     
  3. Artimus12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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