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4.2 Stars out of 5
- by SubGothius, a year agoRated 5 out of 5Folks, you need to TEMPORARILY allow third-party cookies to set these opt-outs because they work as cookies set by each advertiser network, telling their own network not to set any actual tracking cookies in your browser.
Once these opt-out cookies are set, you can re-block third-party cookies, in which case the opt-out won't matter anyway because you're already blocking any cookies you opted out of -- i.e., the opt-out only matters when you choose to allow third-party cookies.
This extension just makes sure those opt-out cookies don't get deleted or overridden.
- by Firefox user 15138396, a year agoRated 1 out of 5Don't waste time with this add-on. DAA or its partners could be insincere. I've tried opt-out like 20x and still get "Opt out requests for 0 participating companies were successfully completed for this browser."
- by LezBoyd, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5Went through the entire opt-out procedure THRICE, and every time I get the message "Opt out requests for 0 participating companies were successfully completed for this browser.", and "Opt-out requests for 134 participating companies were not completed."
I suppose its because they require you to enable Third Party Cookies in order to work, which in turn opens you up to tracking cookies from malicious ad-provider networks that are not part of the DAA. Its just better to install an ad-blocker extension and turn off third party cookies + clear cookies regularly.
- by Firefox user 14065080, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5I don't understand a word you are writing here. Bet it was written by a lawyer and not a regular user. I am totally lost. It's a worthless exercise but doing it to make the Google ad about "protecting my privacy" go away. Shame on you.
- by ikkibod, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Total BS. You frequently have to go through the same 'opt out' procedure regardless of the 'protect my choices' sign up. I use Ghostery. So much more simple. No Google, no Internet Explorer, no Safari, and no Bing. One's as bad as the other. Firefox/Mozilla and Duck Duck Go.....in conjunction with Ghostery. Love seeing all the trackers. Worth the 5 minutes off set-up. I'm a 68 year old hater of "interest based advertising". Strong enuff'?