Surfing the internet, you’ve definitely faced an annoying ad at least once. Such an ad seems to read your thoughts, and this causes a really creepy feeling that somebody's always watching you and your online actions.
So, what is an IP address? How does target ad work? How to stop targeted ads on Instagram, Facebook, and Google? How to stop targeted ads on iPhone, Android, and any other device? How does VPN Unlimited® help you to block targeted ads? Let’s get to it!
An IP address, or an Internet Protocol address, is a unique number given to each device on the internet. Think of it as a return address: similarly, it is used so that computers can know where to send requested information. It ties all traffic to a specific device, location, and, essentially, a user. And it also is a basis of IP targeting.
Many websites and services nowadays track and store data related to your activities and location. All the analytics they gather are used to better targeted-ad campaigns.
Ad companies use special algorithms that analyze your visits across different websites, gather your search history, use your cookies, and track your location using an IP address (specifically called geo-targeting).
Targeting works both ways. It may be somewhat beneficial, for it, indeed, can show you something that falls in a scope of your interest. But then, like everything, it comes at a price. And the price is your online privacy or lack thereof. The abundance of personal data that constitutes a user’s profile used for targeting will be if requested, given out to government officials in short order, for most countries have laws that force data aggregators to do so.
If you don’t fancy such a privacy invasion, you should opt to lessen the amount of data available to marketers. Two of the most crucial and easily protected-against aspects of targeted advertising are IP targeting and cookie analysis. Be sure to always clear your cookies (or restrict them altogether) and use a VPN to change your IP address and further disturb marketers’ aim.
We offer a simple solution that renders geo-targeted ads completely useless. Our key features that help you to avoid annoying targeted ads are as follows:
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited® app allows you to use a virtual private network protocol. It creates a secure connection to one of our servers, effectively making it your entry point to the public web.
A few simple actions relay all your traffic through one of our servers, making it completely untraceable and untieable to you.
To further advance your protection, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited® employs the KeepSolid Wise technology. It disguises your VPN traffic and makes it look like regular HTTPS so that nobody could ever know you’re using a VPN.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited® allows you to block targeted ads on any internet-capable device. This means that you can benefit from our app’s best features on any platform you need – from iPhone to streaming device. Moreover, you can avoid annoying ads on up to 5/10 devices via a single subscription. Download the app and see for yourself: