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To KLPJEP. Your deleted post.

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 26, 2009 6:39 PM PST

KLPJEP,

Sorry but your post was deleted by the Moderators. Despite the language filters these forums use, your choice of words was clear, and that is unacceptable in these forums.

You are having trouble with the web site you visit, http://www.pistonheads.com/ because you see a 'full page' advert apparently from CNET.com with a survey of some sort, and when it appears you cannot access your site.

I'm sorry you're experiencing this, but there is little we can do. These type of full page or 'pop-up' ads are now common on the internet, where web sites are members of 'syndicates' such as Google Syndication for advertising purposes, and CNET has little control of where and when advertising is produced. We get similar nuisance advertising and surveys in these forums, and they cause problems wherever they are seen. Your PetrolHeads web site decides who is allowed to advertise on their site, and your complaint should be passed to them.

In that site's Terms and Conditions you will see the following;

"Advertisements

Advertisements on our site are provided by another organization. Our advertising partner will serve ads that it believes are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to this and other websites (this information is anonymous in that it does not include your name, street address, e-mail address or telephone number). In order to do this, our advertising partner may need to place a cookie on your computer. For more information about this type of online behavioral advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this features off, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.co.uk."

So, perhaps you could visit that site to see if you can turn this off.

Alternatively, since you are using Mozilla Firefox, you may want to install a couple of Add-ons, called AddBlockPlus and NoScript. They should help prevent much web site advertising, but be sure you set Firefox Options in the Contents tab to block popups.

Netscape is an older browser now, and I am not sure it is supported anymore.

I hope that helps.

Finally, if you reply to this post or post elsewhere in these forums, please be sure to take the Caps Lock off your typing. Posting in CAPITAL LETTERS is considered to be shouting.

Mark

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