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Jeffrey
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Website Question: Image displayed depends upon browser?

May be I have been out of the loop, or may be I have never noticed the following. My wife is doing a stint of Weight Watchers, and she swears that at home on her Win7 IE 9 machine, the picture displayed on »www.weightwatchers.com is always Jessica Simpson. At work, her IE 7 (or 8, I forget) always displays Jennifer Hudson.

On my work machine, I tried it:
Win XP:
IE8: J. Simpson
Chrome: J. Hudson.
Firefox: J. Simpson

On each browser, I refreshed the site 10 times. On each browser, each time, the image never changes.

I'm guessing that this is something done by design, or is there a different answer for it? My wife and I are more curious than anything else. Thanks!
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rfhar
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Fx & Palemoon brought up Simpson. Chrome brought up a black gal without a name showing.


La Luna
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That would be Jennifer Hudson. She's a spokeswoman for WW. Lost a ton (no pun intended) of weight on it.

JoelC707
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reply to Jeffrey
I got Jessica Simpson with IE, FireFox and Chrome - Windows 7 Ultimate x86. I have Chrome set to auto launch in Incognito mode but tried it in a standard window as well and still got Jessica Simpson.

Bob4
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reply to Jeffrey
Win XP, IE8, I get a black girl in a black top with jeans and spiked boots. No idea who that is (are we supposed to know?).


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reply to Jeffrey
I did a quick test in Chrome. I first got Jessica Simpson. I deleted the weightwatcher cookies and reloaded the home page and got Jessica Simpson again. I deleted the weightwatcher cookies, reloaded the home page and got Jennifer Hudson.

I didn't test further to see if just reloading the page without deleting the cookies would cause a change on the home page "hero" image or not. I also didn't check to see which specific cookie might be storing what image to show if it is even stored.

It's likely just a random image that is displayed vs being browser specific. It could be that they also track which image displayed generates more folks clicking through for additional info - aka A-B testing.
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Jeffrey
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Thanks for the replies and possible explanations. Appreciate it.

Bob4
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Win8, IE10 - Black girl with black top.