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What Is SPARROW?

In May, Criteo submitted SPARROW (Secure Private Advertising Remotely Run On Webserver) to the W3C in response to Google's privacy sandbox proposal.  In response to industry-wide feedback, SPARROW was recently updated to include reporting capabilities to further secure users’ privacy without compromising advertisers’ performance. We spoke with Charles-Henri Henault, VP…

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What Is Demand Path Optimization (DPO)?

In the advertising industry, we are always looking for ways to be more efficient. This is especially true for media owners who are hoping to monetize their desirable content and audiences with the least amount of steps in between. Enter Demand Path Optimization which can clean up the media selling…

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What Is Footer Bidding?

The more header bidding adapters you add, the more bids you get and the more money you might make. But, the more requests you make, the more your user experience suffers. Enter Footer Bidding. The idea is simple: Don’t call any ad requests until the page has fully loaded. Instead…

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What Are the Best Practices for Using Attention Metrics?

While attention has always underpinned advertising, the rising popularity of attention metrics is a recent phenomenon in digital advertising. Attention Metrics refer to a set of data that can be used to approximate consumer attention to both media placements and creative. These metrics range from loose proxies like viewability to…

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What Is Google’s Privacy Sandbox?

As the clock ticks on the two-year expiration of the third-party tracking cookie, the advertising industry wonders how advertising tracking and measurement will work. Google has proposed a plan called the Privacy Sandbox, a series of APIs intended to provide users with privacy while ensuring that programmatic will continue to…

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What Is Google’s New Chrome SameSite Cookie Policy?

Starting February 4, 2020, Under the Incrementally Better Cookies Policy, Chrome will treat cookies that have no declared SameSite value as SameSite=Lax, restricting the sharing of cookie data across sites. For external access, cookies will need to be set to SameSite=None; Secure and will have to be accessed from secure…

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What Is Email Hashing?

Since most people keep their personal email addresses forever, it’s easy to understand why many see the email address as the key to the future of digital marketing and advertising. It can identify audiences cross-device and is people-based in nature. This key to identity and marketing to people is what…

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What Problems Does the IAB’s CCPA Compliance Framework Solve?

The IAB’s CCPA Compliance Framework provides a much-needed industry-standard to pass along crucial information about a consumer’s sold PI and the consumer’s journey with respect to what the CCPA requires. Its weaknesses and strengths come from the same source—it is not meant to provide a definitive answer on CCPA language…

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What Are the Use Cases for Log-Level Data?

The programmatic black box has opened. Ad platforms are beginning to make their log-level data available in the hopes of satiating industry hunger for transparency. Once considered the “data exhaust” of the industry, log-level data (LLD) has been positioned more recently as a remedy for many of programmatic’s woes. LLD…

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