Oracle Data Cloud (also known as Grapeshot) is an automated solution integrated with ADBRO that is used for content analysis and classification. Grapeshot is integrated with a number of Real Time Bidding (RTB) systems, so blocking Grapeshot may reduce Site advertising revenues.
Grapeshot works similar to search-engine robots, crawling Site pages and fully respects directives from robots.txt and may be blocked by firewall or web-server application. ADBRO Team constantly monitors Grapeshot availability for all connected Publishers and may contact you in order to perform required changes.
Unblocking with robots.txt
The following directive should be added to the robots.txt file on your Site:
Unblocking with Firewall
Grapeshot uses 18.104.22.168/24 network (addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199) to access your site.
Steps to unblock the given address range depend on which firewall software is used your Site.
Unblocking with Web-Server
Grapeshot can be identified by one of the following User-Agents:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; GrapeshotCrawler/2.0; +http://www.grapeshot.co.uk/crawler.php)
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 8_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/600.1.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0 Mobile/12F70 Safari/600.1. 4 (compatible; GrapeshotCrawler/2.0; +http://www.grapeshot.co.uk/crawler.php)
Steps to unblock the given User-Agents depend on which web-server software is used on your Site.
Learn more about Grapeshot Crawler at Oracle: Oracle Data Cloud Crawler.
Learn more about robots.txt at The Web Robots Pages: About /robots.txt.