Yesterday we visited Dunelms to buy some curtains but despite their website saying they were in stock at our local branch, they weren't. So we went back home and I ordered them online. Now this is where it gets a bit disturbing. I placed the order on my iMac, using my email address and paying with my Paypal account. This morning my husband opened up his laptop, signed into his Google account, and up popped an ad for the very same curtains that I'd ordered. This has never happened before - my web searches have always prompted ads on my computer and my DH's on his.
Is our IP address used for tracking web searches, not our personal devices? If so that is surely a breach of confidentiality. Supposing I was searching for something I didn't want him to know about? A birthday gift, a surprise holiday, for example?
Has anyone else experienced this sort of thing?
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