There is no criteo.net webpage and that makes it more difficult to belive that they are legitimate. I will set NoScript for this site to 'not trusted'.
I thought that I had this one previously reviewed. I am giving it a full red because it probably is tracking us. Furthermore there is no landing page so investigating it further is darn-near impossible.
Like H E Double toothpicks I am going to let something like that run in the background.
Tracking domain. I simply don't trust, it's a privacy risk
Privacy tracker domain. See reference:
Tracks user's browsing / browsing habits / profiling
Trackers , browser behavior =
See here: http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/10966-privacy-tracker-domains
Criteo.net has its domain servers at criteo.com, so this is just an alternate of that site, and what you see from WOT for that site applies here.
Criteo is into heavy tracking of users across mobile, desktop and email. They are apparently very good at it. The headline of a Forbes article in Feb 10, 2016 ( http://fortune.com/2016/02/10/adtech-criteo/?xid=timehp-category ), "Adtech Company Criteo Surges, Mobile Growth Strong." In that article, "Criteo’s mobile revenue is exploding, based on its 2015 financial results issued Tuesday. The company also added 900 customers in the past quarter, reaching 10,000 accounts, and crossed the €1 billion annual revenue mark for the first time." That's 1 billion euros in revenue. Note that their "customers" are advertisers.
Also in the same article, "Criteo calls itself a 'performance marketing' company. It sells technology that automatically personalizes digital advertisements shown to consumers—by using data collected about their web browsing habits, mobile usage, and email interactions.
Yes, it correlates behavior from all three places to do so, which is big point of differentiation for the company’s newly anointed CEO Eric Eichmann. 'Consumers’ expectations for a personalized experience are going up,' he told Fortune."
If you want personalized advertisements based on tracking you pretty thoroughly, let this one through. Otherwise, don't. I won't.
It is a lot like other sites. Yes, it tracks, but so does an insurance company, your bank and every grocery store where folks shop and for discounts, carry a discount card,
Doesn't host malicious sites and has not been found to in the last 90 days. Let's stop the FUD on WOT, please.