Phorm over function

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There’s been plenty of buzz (more of the angry hornet variety rather than the just-inhaled-a-lungful-of-dope variety) about Phorm of late, precipitated by a press release that the company put out on Feb 14 in the UK, announcing partnerships with three major UK ISPs to provide a system “…which ensures fewer irrelevant adverts and additional protection … Read more

News, news, news…

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Sigh. Blog post topics seem to be like buses – you wait ages for one to come along, and then three come along all at once. Actually, I’ve got four things to post about, but I’m going to leave two until after the weekend. Here are the other two. Funnily enough, they’re related – both … Read more

What’s in an ANID?

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I promised some time ago that I’d post more information on the process by which we get the demographic data into Gatineau. As I mentioned before, this information comes ultimately from data that people provide when they sign up for a “Live ID” to access one of Microsoft’s online services, such as Messenger or Hotmail … Read more

More on the Comscore cookie deletion study

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A bit late to the punch with this one (as ever), but Comscore have published a white paper which contains more detail about the methodology behind their recent study which showed that both first and third-party cookies are deleted more than we thought (or at least more than we hoped). It clears a few things … Read more

Who moved my cookies?

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As you probably know, Internet Explorer 7 is out in the wild. It’s a big improvement over IE6, but I am a wee bit disappointed that it doesn’t offer a bit more finesse in the cookie management department. There’s a new feature to delete all your cookies (separately from other temporary files), but you can’t delete the … Read more