About three months ago, I bought a rose-patterned comforter on Amazon as a gift. Every single day since that time, I have been getting advertisements about rose-covered linens, throw pillows, afghans and more — and not just when I’m on Amazon.
So, how did these other companies know about my purchase?
Turns out, there are companies that exist solely to track the Internet efforts and patterns of consumers. I was on Amazon and expected them to track my purchase. I did not expect (or give permission to) any other companies to track what I was doing.
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