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Feb 04, 2022

ID5’s point of view on the Belgian DPA’s ruling on the IAB Europe’s TCF

ID5 has reviewed the decision by the Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD) regarding the IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF). As a company, we have always been supportive of the TCF, contributing to its definition and implementation via our involvement with the IAB Tech Lab. We have also been a regular advocate of higher […]

Dec 20, 2021

Addressing the Adalytics report – investigation results

20 December 2021 Following the Adalytics research reported in a TechCrunch article published on Friday, Dec 17, the ID5 team has paused all its activities in Europe and launched a thorough analysis of the suggestion that we were storing cookies on users’ devices even when they did not consent to us processing personal data about […]

Dec 17, 2021

Addressing the TechCrunch article and Adalytics report – a message from ID5’s CEO

17 December 2021 On behalf of ID5, I want to address the article published by TechCrunch referring to an Adalytics report in which ID5 is accused of not respecting users’ opt-out signals transmitted to us via TCF Consent Strings. ID5 has built an identification infrastructure enabling data-driven advertising while respecting users’ privacy preferences. We believe […]

Nov 03, 2021

The Future Of Identity Is Simple. Here’s What’s Holding It Back.

Identity is making lots of headlines. What used to be a niche topic is getting a lot of attention now that the means to it are at risk. The good news is that, as the cookie panic subsides, it’s giving way to an open-mindedness toward the future of identity across the advertising industry. All of […]

Jun 24, 2021

Google’s announcement on pushing back the third-party cookie deadline gives the Open Web more time to get things right

Another week, another bombshell announcement in the world of advertising identity. This time, it’s Google pushing back their ultimatum for the deprecation of third-party cookies in Chrome. Good news for most of us probably, but also a two-sided announcement.  On the one hand, this news will come as a relief to publishers and platforms who […]

Mar 04, 2021

Google’s announcement on identifiers is a big opportunity for the Open Web

Google announced yesterday that its advertising stack (i.e. mainly the ad manager publisher ad server, the Open Bidding and Adex ad exchanges, and the DV360 buy-side platform) will not build, or use, next-generation user IDs created to replace third-party cookies.  This does not come as a huge surprise to us. ID5’s strategy has always been […]

Jan 15, 2021

Why cohorts is a privacy detour the media industry should avoid

With the end of cookies and Mobile Advertising ID’s fast approaching, there is no shortage of discussion about ways to maintain some form of user identification. We need to figure out how data-driven advertising will work within the scope of privacy regulations and technical possibilities. Lately, this debate has revolved around two very different strategic […]

Mar 19, 2020

Let’s stay connected

Dear partners and friends, I hope that you, your loved ones and your teams are in a safe and sound condition. We wanted to inform you that ID5 has taken all necessary measures to ensure that our services run uninterrupted and that our people are available to support you while working safely from the comfort […]

Jan 15, 2020

ID5’s vision for a future without 3rd party cookies

Yesterday, Google’s Chrome team announced that, by 2022, the Chrome browser will stop supporting 3rd party cookies. With this decision, Google is challenging the pillars of digital advertising that brands have embraced massively over the past 20 years, from audience qualification and targeting to frequency capping and performance attribution. Google plans to offer standardised replacement solutions […]

Sep 19, 2019

Whether you rely on 1st or 3rd party data, browsers’ tracking restriction will impact us all equally

Recent announcements about Safari and Firefox’ restrictions to read and write third party cookies have sparked many press articles explaining that this would signal the end of third party data and that first-party data would rule the world. Just because “data” and “cookies” can both be “First Party” or “Third Party” doesn’t mean these notions […]

May 20, 2019

Light at the end of the tunnel

Comments on the Google Chrome privacy announcement The Ad Tech industry has been holding its breath as we approached the May 7 Google I/O conference and the rumoured announcement that the Chrome browser would prevent usage of 3rd party cookies for (among other things) user tracking, profiling and targeting with ads. This dramatic route has […]