Quietly block the trackers Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Take back control.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.2). 

Annoying popups Puntuado con 2 de 5 estrellas

It removed the option to control notifications. I don't want popups showing up on my browser all the time on every page I go to.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.2). 

Confusing UI and Cloud-based Settings Puntuado con 1 de 5 estrellas

Even lay users of privacy add-ons prefer local settings for, well, privacy purposes. Having cloud-based settings completely defeats the purpose of having a privacy add-on!
Additionally, the UI has been completely rearranged! Long-time users will find this utterly confusing, especially considering the lay-out resembles Android apps, which is completely foreign to anyone NOT using Android apps!
The i/o switches are ambiguous, and there are no easy ways to determine whether trackers are actually blocked or not.
Basically, this add-on only fills a purpose of INFORMATION. Well, any semi-savvy user can right-click to page information and Google questions regarding cross-site requests, cookie information, and scripts.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Mostly unobtrusive Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Highly effective, and mostly unobtrusive. Only messages about updates and configuring new functionality.
Recommended!

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Works good for me Puntuado con 4 de 5 estrellas

I've read reviews that claim Ghostery slows down FireFox. For me, it is the opposite. Ads, and etcetera, slow my browser to a crawl on some websites. Ghostery speeds it up big time. Plus, I don't have to deal with annoying pop-ups that block what I am trying to read or click.

The only negative thing I have to say is that Ghostery should block new websites' trackers by default, rather than have me go into the GUI and then it refresh the page.

The GUI is easy to use and explains what may be needed for certain functions, like watching videos.

It used to have an annoying red list display what trackers are being blocked, which would prevent me from clicking certain things until it disappeared, but I haven't seen that in a while so they must have fixed it in a previous update.

I give it 4 stars as it currently is for doing what it's designed to do, but not 5 stars because it should block certain things by default. I mean, that is what people use it for.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Slowing down Firefox Puntuado con 4 de 5 estrellas

It seems to be slowing down Firefox, mainly on startup. Latest version on Linux.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Somewhat sceptical that it asks for your private information during setup, which is what the app protects against. But really polished addon. Puntuado con 4 de 5 estrellas

It seems a little ironic that Ghostery asks to opt you into you providing your private information, despite the apps purpose being to protect users from trackers. Great addon though, just wish the developer wouldn't word the opt in so sensationally.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Very good Puntuado con 4 de 5 estrellas

Set and forget. Blocks well, you can opt out of reports and personal tracking and it blocks more "ghosts" than Avast

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Meh... Puntuado con 2 de 5 estrellas

What can I say. To me it works not the way I want. This plug-in is website-oriented. Despite all the options it lacks granularity. I want to be able to block specific parts of trackers of a website, whatever the tracker(s) may do. Without this option implemented in some reasonable way, this plug-in is too cumbersome for my taste.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

New User Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

First time installation and use of Ghostery and the features are useful. Each tracker is categorized and listed along with the option to block/unblock at will. Very intuitive and functional for its purpose.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Puntuado con 1 de 5 estrellas

This extension used to be about blocking trackers; now, the first thing it does after installation is open a new tab that goes to a webpage to configure it (why not offline like before?), with Google Analytics, Google Fonts, and a "Cookie Consent". It gets harder and harder to configure as 99% of the users want with each revision, with dubious UI choices like removing the "select all" options.

It feels like a bait-and-switch for a long-time user like me. I cannot recommend it anymore.

Apart from that, it still works as advertised... I think...

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Ghostery Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Seems to do a good job in preventing 3rd parties from spying on you. However, some 3rd party data grabbers need to be enabled for some pages to work (i.e. videos, other functions).

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Highly recommendable Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Effective, user-friendly, gives me choices. Can't imagine any reason not to have it.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Does the job Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Does a good job -- have used Ghostery for a long time. Some web sites insist that you disable some of its blocking. I will look at what Ghostery has blocked and if it says, "critical to functioning of web site," I will allow that feature.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Works well in conjunction with NoScript

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Works Great Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

I wish it would eliminate political bull.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

GHOSTERY Puntuado con 3 de 5 estrellas

Seems to do something, but I think it slows everything down.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Puntuado con 1 de 5 estrellas

Installed and tried it.

The pop-up message style was quite nice, but I found the privacy agreement for the add-on to be extremely unsatisfactory.

Also, the fact that to change my settings I had to actually access the Ghostery site over the Internet instead of doing it locally was a big minus.

Another big minus was that as default it allows first-party trackers AND allows Ghostery to send users messages concerning "Ghostery products". The fact that these can be turned off does not make this less of a minus for most users who may not even access the settings.

All in all I feel there are other similar add-ons with better features, better privacy settings and policies and the savvy and security-conscious user should (and will) choose them.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

I would not compute with out my Mr. Ghost Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

Easy to set up.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1). 

Ghostery 6.3 Beta Puntuado con 5 de 5 estrellas

I happen to like the beta version. Can place the purple oval at the bottom of the screen. Can change the settings on an as needed basis. Have used this add-on in FF for many years.

Esta valoración es de una versión anterior del complemento (6.3.1).