PointRoll Inc., a digital advertising company which provides rich media marketing services and technologies, reached a settlement with six states in the U.S., resolving charges that it circumvented the personal privacy settings of internet users.   

The company agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve claims that it violated online privacy byunlawfully bypassing the cookie-blocking settings on Apple's Safari browser. The company agreed to refrain from overriding those settings in the future and to cooperate with compliance monitoring by the states. It should be noted in this regard, that in 2012, Google reached a $22.5 million settlement on similar charges brought by the FTC.