Do Not Track Plus isn’t an ad blocker, so you’ll still see ads. But by installing Do Not Track Plus, you block third-party sites from putting cookies on your machine and seeing that you’ve visited a website. Clicking on the extension shows you more detail about each category of tracking company (there are hundreds) and how Do Not Track handles them.
I just installed this in Chrome and logged into Facebook to test it out. Here’s what it showed immediately after logging in:
Not as many as I was expecting, but not bad. How about a news site, which is typically loaded with advertising?
That’s more like it. In the 20-30 minutes that I’ve had it installed, Do Not Track Plus has blocked 104 items (80 tracking companies, 17 ad networks, and 7 social buttons – the little Likes, Tweets, and +1s you see littered all over the place).
If you’re concerned about your web browsing being tracked and aggregated by advertisers and others, give Do Not Track Plus a whirl. I’m currently using it in conjunction with the amazing and indispensable AdBlock extension.