Refreshingly Free From Sponsored Links and Ads
Browse any website these days and it's often hard to tell apart the actual content and the advertising areas.
Everyone seems to be putting third party content on their website: adwords, sponsored links etc.
Well not us, we like to keep it clean and pure 100% Ceroc Christchurch content.
While adwords may seem attractive to the website owner as a means of generating extra income,
all too often they detract from the end user's experience.
Web designers are packing so much information into each web page that often it is hard to discriminate
between the owner's content and the third party content. Of course, this could be intentional,
afterall, more income is generated with each click through. So why not make it easier for the end user
to mistakenly click on an ad?
No Fraudulent Ads, No Fraudulent Sponsored Links
A Pure Site such as ours is an Ad Free Zone - you can relax knowing that
when you click anywhere on our webpages knowing that your browser won't suddenly take you off to
somewhere unexpected or unwelcome.
Google doesn't vet ads, so basically when you click on a Google Ad you're playing Russian Roulette
with your computer,
Click here to win $1,000,000 and get infected with malware, viruses and phishing software
(don't worry the link doesn't go anywhere!)
Google has been accused of profiting from fraudulent websites according to an article
in the UK's Times newspaper (we did have the link but the article has since disappeared...)
No Third Party Cookies
We just want homemade ones thanks they're much more yummy!
On a more serious note, while third party cookies are reasonable harmless, they still represent
a lack of respect for the end user's privacy. Third party cookies are packets of data stored on your
computer from webdomains you have never visited but have been allowed to access your computer through
a domain you have visited.
Third party cookies assist advertisers by tracking a user's visits across multiple websites.
Browsing paths and user click behaviours can be analysed and used to optimised those wretched
advertisements that appear all too often.
So you think you can't be tracked? Even if you have a dynamic IP address it doesn't change that often.
Once someone can link any personal details to your IP address and pass them on to third parties then
your browsing history is pretty much made public. By the way, here's your IP Address:
I have set my browser (Chrome in this case) to block third party cookies.
Unfortunately, all major browsers allow third party cookies by default
so your average user is unwittingly allowing their browsing behaviour to be tracked.
The cookie image with the red cross informs me that the webpage, in this case the tvnz.co.nz homepage,
was blocked from setting cookies,
And here is the list of the cookies that were blocked,
Safe and Sound on our website
We don't have any ads and so you won't be infected by third party cookies by visiting our site
except the one from maps.google.com on the venue page where we use Google maps,
that's one page out of over 300 and it's not a bad place to have a third party cookie from compared with
the ones from TVNZ!