Ad Choice Pop Up Banner for HSN when browsing after browsing HSN and using personal history.
Something started happening after I went on my personal HSN account and browsed. The second I left HSN I started getting a pop up banner for HSN on every other website and browser page showing pics of items I had recently purchased from HSN and things I looked at. You can’t close the box or else it takes you directly to HSN. I called HSN and they said it had nothing to do with them. It is and issue with the browser, they said LIARS!!!!! WRONG. The ad banner pop up with my personnal HSN purchases is from CRITEO. Per Wikipedia…It is a “RETARGETING RETAILER” WHO IS HIRED BY THE VENDOR (HSN) .which allows online businesses (HSN ) to follow up visitors (HSN customers) who have left their website without making a purchase using personalized banners which aim to dtive potential customers back to the business website. CRITEO gets paid by the vendor ( HSN) when the banner is clicked on taking them back the vendorss (HSN) website. The thing is they rigged the box so that you can ot exit it, close it or bypass it. It is large enough to block the view of whatever page you try to view. So HSN is going to force you tight back to their site and CRITEO will get paid. HSN WILL NOT OWN UP TO THIS. If there is nothing wrong or disreputable about this then why do they deny it? THERE IS NO WAY TO BLOCK THIS POP UP AD. I want HSN to acknowledge it and stop it.
I had the same thing happen to me, usually when I’m on yahoo. I see ads for HSN items that I bought or looked at.
It really bothers me too but it appears to be harmless. I think it’s some form of tracking. When I’m on yahoo I have no interest in returning to HSN to buy something.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
08.15.16 9:59 PM