Yes, during a testing period we now have two banners on ever page. One at the top and one at the bottom. Pages should actually load faster though as the banners are just two of the same (just loaded ones) and the new ad servers should be significantly faster.
Airliners.net are now using Sonar Network
as ad agency (they sell our banner space to advertisers). Sonar is using the Doubleclick DART technology to deliver ads. This technology makes it possible for advertisers to target, for an example, people coming to this site from Sweden (or Texas, the UK, Japan etc). Advertisers with a Swedish product (like a book in Swedish) are only interested in showing an ad for their product for Swedish users and would therefore be willing to pay us more if we are able to display the ad for only Swedes (computers with an IP address originating in Sweden - ending on .se)
That's basically how it works. By targeting, advertisers can show banners that have a higher chance of interesting you. It's a win-win situation.
Anything I save in a cookie (on Airliners.net) can only be read on Airliners.net!
I can not
save your house address, nr of girl friends, type of work or anything else of that kind unless you fill out a form on Airliners.net and submit that info to me! Same goes for the advertisers. They can only save things like how many minutes your computer (IP number) stayed on Airliners.net, how many pages you seen etc. NOTHING PERSONAL.
I will later be able to see the average time a user stays on the site, the average number of pages users see, the daily page views for the whole site etc. That is very important information for a site owner.
If I haven't convinced you, you can turn off cookies in your web browser. Airliners.net will loose a lot of functionality and I don't recommend it. You can also turn of the cookies on our ad banners. Just go here
to read more.
I hope that cleared things up. Don't hesitate to ask more questions.