Reply to post: Re: Accurate Ads

Google's Fuchsia OS Flutters into view: We're just trying out some new concepts, claims exec

ArrZarr Silver badge

Re: Accurate Ads

This isn't a defense or critique of how the targeting works currently, just an explanation of the likely chain of events

Assuming you visited the bargain sites for the hotel in London, which I think you must have done to get the information that booking direct from the hotel was cheaper, then what happened is the bargain sites seeing that you were interested in booking a room at that specific hotel and being unable to see that you did convert on the hotel's own site.

Even pre-GDPR, that information wouldn't be shared between sites. Now it's illegal.

Similarly, the events and offers for around London would come from different sites/organisations, running into the same problem as above.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020