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May 4, 2022
3:49 pm
Righand
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Norman1 said

RetirEd said

Has anyone considered that Tangerine may be using linked web data to determine its promo offers? As a non-web-using client, that may have been why I got crummy offers, or no offers at all, when others did better.

The information sharing doesn't work both ways. Google, Facebook, and Twitter know when you've visited Tangerine Bank's web site. But, Google, Facebook, and Twitter don't share what they know about you to Tangerine.

It is more likely you've missed some of the better offers because they were presented when one signs into Tangerine online banking.

I didn't receive e-mails to activate many of my Tangerine offers. I saw some of them only when I logged onto Tangerine online banking after someone was kind enough to report the offer here.  

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Norman1 said

RetirEd said

Has anyone considered that Tangerine may be using linked web data to determine its promo offers? As a non-web-using client, that may have been why I got crummy offers, or no offers at all, when others did better.

The information sharing doesn't work both ways. Google, Facebook, and Twitter know when you've visited Tangerine Bank's web site. But, Google, Facebook, and Twitter don't share what they know about you to Tangerine.

It is more likely you've missed some of the better offers because they were presented when one signs into Tangerine online banking.

I didn't receive e-mails to activate many of my Tangerine offers. I saw some of them only when I logged onto Tangerine online banking after someone was kind enough to report the offer here.  

Just curious, but how does Google know that I visited the Tangerine site ? I use Vivaldi, have a VPN and all cookies, history,cache,etc are cleared as soon as I switch sites, before browsing to a new one.sf-confused
FWIW, I don't use either Facebook or Twitter.

I have a separate machine that I use for banking etc. but for research, news and general everyday use I use Chrome and sometimes Firebug, right now I'm using the Chrome machine.

May 4, 2022
6:47 pm
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Righand said

Just curious, but how does Google know that I visited the Tangerine site ? I use Vivaldi, have a VPN and all cookies, history,cache,etc are cleared as soon as I switch sites, before browsing to a new one.sf-confused
FWIW, I don't use either Facebook or Twitter.

Tangerine has web beacons on their web pages to Google, Twitter, and Facebook.

Technically, they don't know if it is you or your dog who is visiting Tangerine's site. But, they know enough to serve targeted ads.

May 9, 2022
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We don't know what information Tangerine is buying from the ad merchants. Or what third-party cookies they share.

The web beacons are real, by the way. Firefox is said to be working on ways to block them that aren't trivial to defend against.

If there are those little facebook/google/twitter/instagram/etc. symbols on a site, you can be pretty sure they host web beacons. If not, you CAN'T be sure they don't.

I have a blocklist that collects ad hosters I don't like, but those web beacons don't just disappear if you block the hoster.

For example, http://www.highinterestsavings.ca displays twitter and facebook icons on its pages, and they show twitter.hiscanada and facebook.hisacanada respectively as their links. But my twitter and facebook blocklist entries don't stop them, and I don't know the technique used.

I urge everyone to look at the link displayed when their mouse cursor is over a link. It will show you the first step in a referral chain. Finding later referrals requires quick eyesight or a very slow web connection. But if you successfully block the first one, the others don't get a chance.

The multiple referrals on some sites are a scam by the ad vendors to rip off advertisers by generating other click accesses.
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May 9, 2022
7:15 pm
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RetirEd said

I have a blocklist that collects ad hosters I don't like, but those web beacons don't just disappear if you block the hoster.

For example, http://www.highinterestsavings.ca displays twitter and facebook icons on its pages

I use Firefox and have added several addons such as Privacy Badger, and ABP (anti-block plus). I don't see Twitter and Facebook on http://www.highinterestsavings.ca. In fact, the page loads all the content, and displays the Simplii Financial ad. Those software addons "learn" to recognize such tracking beacons and block them.

May 9, 2022
8:47 pm
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I use Firefox also and can confirm:
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4 tracking systems on highinterestsavings.ca :
1 Social networks
2 Ad tracking
1 Web Analytics

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