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    Shareing your browseing habbits with us though... wow, now that's class.

    Please put you're pants on. We don't want to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourdc View Post
    Sites can borrow cookie information

    How is possible that if one visits the weather channel enters his postal code to get the weather then the next site he goes to can guess his locality.

    Try it some time, get the weather then visit some porn site and find out that single women in yourtown want to meet you.
    Sites can definitely NOT "borrow" cookie information... that would be the opposite of all the security models that they attempt to put in place...

    As Spec mentioned, generally those ads are based on Geolocation of your IP.
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    I understand geolocation via IP however the instance that brought it to my attention was when I was checking the weather in another state.

    Recently social interaction sites Myspace, facebook have taken the lion share of web traffic. They bumped porn from the number 1 position. For a subject that no one ever looks at, it sure has a lot of traffic.

    "Adult entertainment" created the home video industry, it was the final say in the HD-DVD or Blu Ray war. It built the internet. I must not be the only one that strays from the straight and narrow.

    And yes my pants are on.
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