Most frequent questions and answers
The second integration type (server-to-server or s2s) is just a RAW data file sharing using (s)FTP or AWS S3. For this scenario some additional criteria must be met, i.e. presence of all required attributes in the data exports. Before the project starts, we always engage Customer Team in the use-case clarification discussion to make sure the most beneficial way of integration is chosen.
Deterministic data (also called “label data”) includes information such as user name, email address, etc. tied to a specific user. It is considered as one of the most accurate ways to identify a person in the online world. Typically, social media platforms, gaming sites, and large eCommerce businesses have the largest number of log-in data. However, when the person moves away from these platforms to other digital properties or does not login to a specific app or website – it is almost impossible to track the user across their multiple devices. Here, a probabilistic approach is needed in order to solve for online identity resolution.
Probabilistic data itself means observation data that does not contain a persistent identifier belonging to a given user (e.g. an e-mail address). A probabilistic identity solution collects a wide range of signals from the observation data and computes connections between the underlying device identifiers. The more matching attributes that are received and mapped for a given device and user, the higher the likelihood that these device identifiers belong to the same person.
In summary: A deterministic Cross-Device solution works well, as it holds high precision level between the device connections, however, it lacks in scale. Using probabilistic solution in addition to the deterministic one increases scale of the model at relatively high precision rates (+90%).
Among use cases are:
- cross-device retargeting -> reaching more devices of people from the group of your interest – perfect for branding campaigns;
- cross-device analytics -> including media mix performance measurement, attribution, funnel analysis;
- BI driven insights -> creating personalized reporting, showing holistic view of the audience / users;
- performance optimization -> making informed decision about the digital budget allocation;
- and some others.
Roq.ad filters the traffic of its data partners on user consent for Roq.ad. Here, Roq.ad uses the technical mechanisms of the iab Europe Transparency and Consent Framework.
Roq.ad has vendor ID_4 on which the filter is set, thus we receive only device requests containing user consent for Roq.ad.
The Cross-Device matches we produce are of high precision and generally reflect the similarity between devices and similarity between how they are used by particular people. The high precision requires that a device has to be similar to a particular user.
Therefore device with unspecific usage characteristics (because used by many people) will most probably not connect to any user. Additionally, if a device is highly similar to many potential users, which is rather uncommon, it will typically connect to the user that it’s most similar to it. Moreover, Roq.ad filters users that are too big in size, which is an additional reason why the device most probably will not connected to any other device.
Roq.ad USP is privacy compliance and strongest local Cross-Device database in central Europe.
Roq.ad works on 100% opt-in users, and thus, is operating under the guidelines of the eprivacy directive.
Active user consent means that Roq.ad will not process any data without user agreeing to it. The user’s consent for processing can be withdrawn anytime via several opt-out mechanisms.
Roq.ad is providing several products that are covering different regions. Our Private Identity Graph is available globally, the Roq.ad Public Graph is live in Germany and the US. Also, ROPO360 (Research Online, Purchase Offline) is currently live in Germany and Poland. To learn more about each product, check our Solutions.
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We will set up a clarification call or personal meeting to answer all questions.
The Graph computation frequency varies from Customer to Customer – from once per week up to once per month. It’s strongly dependent on the use-case and specific needs.
It’s our secret sauce :)‚ However, to understand the process a bit better we strongly suggest reading our White papers. Definitely it’s worth spending 30 minutes to understand the idea of cross-device matching.
We strongly recommend to talk with our Team and discuss your use case / needs in depth. In most cases our standard products: Public and Private Identity Graph and ROPO360 are sufficient to meet the Customer expectations.
However, we are always open to discussions concerning improvements – that’s why we invite our Clients to talk about their product roadmaps and ideas every quarter.
First of all, the entire industry is impacted by ITP regulations from the browsers. In general, large Adtech businesses with high login rates are the ones that benefit from ITP regulations.
For Roq.ad’s Public Graph product this means:
- Status Safari: Cookies are cleaned as users no longer contact the tracking domain in the last 30 days. Thus, a 3rd party tracking is not possible.
- Status Chrome: Roq.ad has made all necessary changes to enable tracking of cookie IDs with Chrome 76.
- Status Firefox: Users reinstalling Firefox have enabled Enhanced Tracking Protection automatically. List of blocked tracking domains: here.
- Other major browsers have not yet announced any tracking prevention measures (eg Opera, Internet Explorer, etc.).
We do remove big users to avoid skewing of the performance metrics. The cut off will be discussed with the client.
Additionally, Roq.ad advises each client to pre-filter and cleanse the delivered data as much as possible to avoid running into skewed results.