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FAQs About Our Ads

Can I turn off ads completely on Monster?

No. Advertising revenue supports our ability to offer you industry-leading career services and advice without a fee.

What information does Monster use to show me targeted ads?

Targeted ads displayed on Monster are based on information inferred from: (a) data (e.g., post code, age, gender, and interests) that you provide to Monster, (b) your IP address, (c) the search terms you enter on Monster. Additionally, this information may be combined with other information from third parties, including  information about your activities on other sites. The information from third parties does not identify you personally, and helps us show you ads that we believe are more relevant to your interests.

What is Monster's Career Ad Network?

Monster’s Career Ad Network (also called "CAN") takes an existing job posting, and shows it to you as an advertisement on non-Monster sites. It is targeted to you based on searches you have previously made on Monster. See below for an example of a Career Ad Network ad that is targeted based on a cookie containing information on someone who has searched for nursing positions in Boston, MA and a non-targeted Career Ad Network ad:

Regular Ad: Targeted Ad (nursing, Boston MA):

Can I opt-out of receiving targeted Career Ad Network ads?

Yes. You can opt-out of receiving targeted Career Ad Network ads by clicking this link, Career Ad Network, and following the instructions on that page.

Can I opt out of receiving third party targeted advertising?

Most of the ad networks and other third parties we use provide an opt-out mechanism. Click here to see a list of the third parties we currently work with to provide you targeted advertising. You can also opt-out of targeted advertising by third parties by setting your browser to decline third party cookies.

What happens if I choose to opt out?

If you opt out of targeted ads, the advertising you see will be less relevant to your interests.

How does Monster use my personal information?

Monster only uses your personal information as set forth in our Privacy Policy. If you have additional questions, you may want to check our Privacy FAQs.

Will my opt-out preferences be saved?

If you opt-out either by changing your browser settings or selecting an advertiser’s opt-out option, your opt-out will be saved but it may not be carried with you if you choose to use another browser or log-in from another computer. You should check your browser settings each time you open a new browser or log-in from a different computer. The opt-outs offered by advertisers (including the Career Ad Network) are enforced by serving a blocking cookie, if you later delete all cookies, you will also delete your blocking cookie and will need to set it again. In addition, an advertiser’s opt-out cookie will usually expire after a set period of time and will need to be re-set following its expiration. The Career Ad Network blocking cookie is set to last for five years.

Why do you customise my experience on Monster?

Monster believes that relevant ads will be more useful to you. Additional customisation features available on Monster are designed to help you more efficiently and effectively pursue your individual career goals and find relevant job opportunities.