Drew..adsense settings dont actually mean what you think they do
<<We do run Google ads in many territories and Google does work with remarketing companies. But we have set our Google settings to:
-Block ads targeting consumers using cookies based on remarketing lists
-Block collection of data for subsequent use in targeting or remarketing
-Block ads targeting consumers using cookies based on interest-based categories
To recap, we are not remarketing and we don't allow remarketing on our site, so it is a mystery as to what is happening here.>>
Merely means that you have "opted" that ..what someone reads or sees whilst on the register, will not affect any ads that Google may serve them on sites which they subsequently visit..Publishers have no choice as to whether their sites serve interest based ads to visitors..Google chose to word the "opt in or out of "interest based ads" on your site" in the adsense" publisher control panel, in a particularly misleading way..
I challenged them , via their adsense advisor "rep" ( in another pro webmaster forum when they first made the "opt in " or "opt out" of showing "interest based ads" available ) , to be precise with what they actually were doing, after some confusion from their "rep"..they checked back with Google's legal dept, it was confirmed.."webmasters cannot opt out of showing interest based ads on their websites, if they show adsense ads"..
btw..at the moment their targeting on the register of ads to me is "dire"..80% are for groupon " example of coming offer" ads..except they are in French..and I've not visited Groupon ..ever..Your non UK visitors are ( IME ) getting served totally irrelevant image ads, based entirely on geo-targeting..I have a large collection of screenshots of totally irrelevant image ads I've been served here over the last 15 days..only on the rare occasions that Google serve text ads to me here, are the ads at all related to the article contents..
Yes I see the ads..IMO to run an ad blocker on an ad supported site would be churlish of me, and deprive the webmaster of any potential revenue that they might get if I actually was served an ad that was attractive or relevant..