Amazon enables third-party advertisers to target you by default


Service: Amazon
Status: approved
Changes: 2
Source: link
Author: import script


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Although Amazon does not share your personal informaton to advertiers and other third-parties that display Amazon's ads, by default they enable third-party advertises to target you (IP, cookies or “other features”). However, you <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/dra/info">can opt-out</a>.


Comments:
On 2018-01-16 15:26:56 UTC, someone wrote:

imported from OegfPmV8ugo

On 2018-01-16 15:28:44 UTC, someone wrote:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tosdr/OegfPmV8ugo/tspLo_ImUzAJ you can switch off personalized ads:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/dra/info/ref=hp_468496_advertisingpref2

it is not clear to me whether this will also stop them from gathering the data in the first place, or only from displaying the results.

another important question is to what extent advertisers can uniquely identify you. strictly changing what will be displayed to you is arguably not that relevant to how your privacy is really impacted by your use of the service. but, still. :)

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