How do I dissable espn.com pop up ads?

aneftp

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Been bugging for a while. And yes I already have "block pop up ads" under safari.

But many times I visit espn.com on mobile safari and the stupid ads (like for the LG Spectrum, movies) pop out.

Is there a way to disable these pop up ads. Sometime the "x" is too small and I accidentally click on the ad instead of the closing it out.

Or are pop up ads within mobile safari on sites like espn.com built into IOS ads?

Edit: I usually clear my cache and cookies 3-4 times a day also so this maybe the cause of the frequent ad pop ups.
 

grapes911

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Edit: I usually clear my cache and cookies 3-4 times a day also so this maybe the cause of the frequent ad pop ups.
Somewhat off topic, but clearing cache and cookies just slows down your browsing. Next time you connect, pages have to be re-cached, cache cannot be utilize properly, and cookies have to be redownloaded. The only time you should clear cache and cookies if you have an actual problem and clearing them out may solve it. Otherwise, you are just slowing your browsing down and downloading excessive data.

This could be the source of your popups. They could be checking your cookies for the last time you've seen the ad, finding that you've never seen it (because you deleted the cookies), then showing you the ad. Or they could just have popups every time you load the page and there is nothing you can do.
 

aneftp

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Somewhat off topic, but clearing cache and cookies just slows down your browsing. Next time you connect, pages have to be re-cached, cache cannot be utilize properly, and cookies have to be redownloaded. The only time you should clear cache and cookies if you have an actual problem and clearing them out may solve it. Otherwise, you are just slowing your browsing down and downloading excessive data.

This could be the source of your popups. They could be checking your cookies for the last time you've seen the ad, finding that you've never seen it (because you deleted the cookies), then showing you the ad. Or they could just have popups every time you load the page and there is nothing you can do.
I always clear my cache and cookies daily. It's a little paranoid of me to do this. But I've always done this even with my personal computers etc.

I don't like being tracked by websites etc. (not that I have any dirty little secret sites I am browsing). But websites keep your data and may one day sell it off.