Re: Yahoo shuts it off Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I saw another reviewer who complained that Yahoo shut off DoNotTrackMe and the response was "Hello -- this message was about the DoNotTrack signals that come from your browser, which is entirely different than DNTMe. DNTMe will still work on Yahoo." However, I just had the same problem and the DNTMe toolbar icon indicated that it WAS allowing tracking on Yahoo. I checked and DNTMe was indeed off for Yahoo because it was 'suggested' by Abine as an okay site. I clicked the blocking back on but it is annoying that the service continues to follow these 'suggestions' even though I specifically disabled the 'suggestions' in the option menu. I'd prefer that the service just block all sites without any exceptions that I don't add myself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1083.1-signed). 

Thanks for letting us know

hi Mike,
Thanks for letting us know about the issues. Our suggestions are not based on saying a site is "ok". Rather, they are meant to make sure everything you click on on that site functions as expected. If you continue to see suggestions after you change your settings and disabled them, please send us a bug report. Thanks!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Well, this works great for blocking the sites that the developer thinks should be blocked, but there seems to be no way to blacklist companies that the developer 'suggests' shouldn't be blocked (such as Google Analytics). I tried turning off the "Use Abine tracker suggestions" button but Google Analytics remained unblocked on every site unless I manually changed it. Get the "NO Google Analytics" add-on in addition to this one if you want to block everything.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1072.1-signed). 

Google Analytics blocked by default

Hey Mike,

Thanks for your feedback. I'm curious where you saw that Google Analytics is not blocked on a site by default. This would help us zero in on the issue.

Some trackers are not blocked by default on certain sites because they break the core functionality of the site, but Google Analytics is not one of them. While we don't block some by default, you always have the option to open the extension in the top right of your browser, click on the white down arrow in the red bar, and click where it says "BLOCKED" to block it.

Let me know if I can help answer any other questions.