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Ads on Trip Advisor forums

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Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Ads on Trip Advisor forums

Since Trip Advisor launched their new format last week, ads are starting to appear on the various forums between posts #5 and 6 on a thread.    I seem to be the only person, to my knowledge, that is not seeing these annoying ads.  I'm running IE8 and both of my two laptops block these ads whether I am connecting at home on my Plusnet connection or away from home, as I am now, on a Virgin ISP.
I am told that if you run Firefox with Adblock Plus it blocks out the ads.  I have downloaded Firefox, without Adblock Plus, and lo and behold I now see these adverts.  When swiching back to IE8 they are no longer there.    I thought it must have been something in the set up of my computer that is blocking them.    In Firefox, once I removed the option to allow third party cookies they appeared to stop showing, so I altered my cookie setting in IE8 in an attempt to get the ads to show, but they didn't.    I have the Override automatic cookie handling boxed ticked, and I also block first and third party cookies, but allow session cookies.  I thought that might be the reason I wasn't seeing these ads but, as I said, when I allowed first and third party cookies and allowed automatic cookie handling they still didn't show.  Admittedly I only tried for a few minutes before switching back to my normal settings.
Can anyone throw any light as to why I, fortunately, do not see these ads?