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unfurla
(@unfurla)

Does anyone have any advice on how to stop the constant adverts on phones and computers whenever I'm logged in to a browser.

I've done the usual by deleting history and the rest.

I'm blocked from all casinos with gamstop.

 

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Posted : 3rd January 2021 4:07 pm
Joydivider
(@joydivider)

Hi

Well its a difficult one but the answer lies in your relationship with the sites that you use. You shouldnt get many if you limit your use and make a point of not visiting sites that carry these ads.

Which sites do you use?...perhaps you are better than these sites?...I just find many of them.... especially social media shallow and pointless. I visit sites that dont bombard me with advertising. If I try and read something about computer games for an example I close the page....I dont need their videos and advertising all over the page...newspaper pages can be the worst and therefore I dont need their articles

Delete cookies and try and reset any relationships. I just use an online auction site, occasionally you tube( which can get bad) and general reference material. I dont really get them on computer but I do catch some on television and I reach for the remote as soon as possible.

Yes its scandalous but you build pride in a recovery by doing as much as you can to avoid  them. Complain if you want to as the more voices the better.

They wash over me now...I just feel saddened that they are still there but I cant let them affect my mental health.

Best wishes from everyone on the forum

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Posted : 3rd January 2021 4:35 pm
c43h
 c43h
(@c43h)

You can use a VPN to surf that will put you on another server and that will eventually give you another bunch of adverts but it takes time before that happens so have patience with it. 

 

Best

C

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Posted : 3rd January 2021 5:27 pm
Lou x
(@lou-x)

Hi unfurla

There is some excellent advice on The be gamble aware website..type in to google ' be gamble aware limiting ads'

Lots of advice for different social media and internet platforms

Hope this helps

Loulou x

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Posted : 4th January 2021 2:00 am
X M
 X M
(@x-m)

I was wondering the same thing. I use you tube a lot as I post videos as well as watching them and there are ALWAYS gambling ads on. I don't listen to them but just the fact that they come up is bad. I love watching football but even then, ads before and during and after the game on gambling are so many so I try and watch just before kick off and turn off at half time and full time. 

I think if you installed gambling blocking software then the ads don't show but it goes off from the site that you are using. 

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Posted : 4th January 2021 9:42 am
unfurla
(@unfurla)
Posted by: Joydivider

Hi

Well its a difficult one but the answer lies in your relationship with the sites that you use. You shouldnt get many if you limit your use and make a point of not visiting sites that carry these ads.

Which sites do you use?...perhaps you are better than these sites?...I just find many of them.... especially social media shallow and pointless. I visit sites that dont bombard me with advertising. If I try and read something about computer games for an example I close the page....I dont need their videos and advertising all over the page...newspaper pages can be the worst and therefore I dont need their articles

Delete cookies and try and reset any relationships. I just use an online auction site, occasionally you tube( which can get bad) and general reference material. I dont really get them on computer but I do catch some on television and I reach for the remote as soon as possible.

Yes its scandalous but you build pride in a recovery by doing as much as you can to avoid  them. Complain if you want to as the more voices the better.

They wash over me now...I just feel saddened that they are still there but I cant let them affect my mental health.

Best wishes from everyone on the forum

Thanks for your reply. I haven't visited any gambling sites for 63 days, is that what you were referring to? 

I have to use to use social media and YouTube for my job so sadly I can't avoid them. I've removed all cookies and even gone to the extent of delating google history within my profile, clearing YouTube search and watch history, setup ad blockers on browsers where possible. If an ad pops up I mark it as spam in the hope it changes the content I'm shown in future. 

Adverts don't bother me so much anymore but what does bother me is I recently showed a YouTube video on my phone to others and of course a gambling ad popped up. 

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Posted : 4th January 2021 2:00 pm
Lou x
(@lou-x)

I read an article on the guardian dated december 2020 and it states that they are aiming in the next year for google to let users opt out of gambling and alcohol ads. 

So may not be fully possible now but positive step to hope for over the next year.

Louloux 

 

 

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Posted : 4th January 2021 2:28 pm
unfurla
(@unfurla)
Posted by: Lou x

I read an article on the guardian dated december 2020 and it states that they are aiming in the next year for google to let users opt out of gambling and alcohol ads. 

So may not be fully possible now but positive step to hope for over the next year.

Louloux 

 

 

That will be brilliant if it ever happens!

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Posted : 6th January 2021 7:52 pm
unfurla
(@unfurla)
Posted by: Lou x

Hi unfurla

There is some excellent advice on The be gamble aware website..type in to google ' be gamble aware limiting ads'

Lots of advice for different social media and internet platforms

Hope this helps

Loulou x

Brilliant, thank you!

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Posted : 6th January 2021 7:53 pm
Lou x
(@lou-x)

Your welcome

Hope it helps x

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Posted : 6th January 2021 9:05 pm
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