Advertising at Coded Memes

Learn more about advertising at Coded Memes.

Our Advertising Policy

The Coded Memes site is a free service, and third-party advertising helps us offset the significant costs of maintaining that free service. However, we also focus specifically on advertising solutions which we believe can add genuine value to the experience of visitors to this site. Naturally, not every advertisement will be of interest to every visitor, but we make an effort to ensure that, on balance, the presence of advertisements enhances rather than detracts from our site.

If you would like to advertise on this site via a direct placement, please get in touch (“About Coded Memes and How to Get in Touch”) with a note of the proposed position and the specific destination URL you would like to promote. All advertisements will be marked as such so as to distinguish them from informational content. Please note that we do not sell plain text links; text-based advertisement links must carry the nofollow attribute and/or be delivered via JavaScript.

About Contextual Advertising

Currently, all advertising displayed on Coded Memes works via third party solutions, such as Google AdSense, which intelligently assess which advertisements are pertinent to the content of the page being viewed. This system carries two important benefits:

  1. Displayed advertisements should, ideally, be related to the context of what you are reading, and
  2. Advertising cannot bias the content or editorial policy of this site (because the advertising depends on what is written, rather than what is written being influenced by the interests of whatever third party is paying for the advertising).

We produce Coded Memes pages as usual, without regard for the interests of any potential advertiser, and if a given advertisement is relevant to the contents of that page, then it may be displayed. We have no way of knowing in advance whether an advertiser will like what has been provided on a page, so we are not influenced in any way by advertisers appearing on this site through contextual targeting.

This contrasts with the traditional way of providing advertising, where the financial relationship between a site and an advertiser could compromise the editorial integrity of the site.

Because contextual advertisements are displayed as a result of pertinence to page content (as described above), rather than as a result of explicit arrangement with Coded Memes, we do not know in advance what advertisements may be displayed. Therefore, we cannot make any comment on the advertisers featured.

In addition, this site is a participant in the Amazon Associates Programe, an affiliate advertising programe designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and

About Advertising and Cookies

As part of Google’s AdSense advertising platform, Google may permit third parties to set cookies in users’ browser or to use web beacons to collect traffic data, in the course of Google’s placement of ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie in particular enables it to serve ads based on a user’s visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Google’s use of cookies is itself subject to its own privacy policy, which also includes details of how to opt out of Google’s DART cookie.

Most web browsers will accept cookies by default, but they can be set to reject cookies, either from all websites or from specific sites. Users can also manually delete cookies directly via the web browser. These options are generally configured through a “Privacy” setting in the browser.

Google recommends the following text to inform you about the activities of third parties permitted to advertise on this site by Google:

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

You can find additional information in Appendix A of the NAI Self-Regulatory principles for publishers (PDF).

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