Slows the navigation Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The latest updates have slowed down navigation. It was once great, now I do not like and it's also unsafe for privacy. I have uninstalled it. I prefer other products lighter, more secure and from independent developers.

security risk Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This has been an important addon for a long time. But since it was sold to a publishing company that makes money with ads, I think I cannot trust it anymore. For security reasons better use only open source software.

VORSICHT! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Im Grunde ganz in Ordnung.
Nach Übernahme durch Cliqz aber nicht mehr seriös und keine Alternative mehr!

Was nice while it lasted Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cliqz bought Ghostery. Cliqz is owned by a company called Burda. You want to give your info to a media magnet, go ahead. I pass. Product is dead to me. No way I can trust that.

Dont use it anymore Rated 1 out of 5 stars

A media cooperation from Germany (Burda) bought the rights from this add-on. So your privacy is clearly not secure anymore since the main income of this cooperation are user-data.

So once again - if you dont want to be the product, dont use this piece of software...

(and of course shame on you developer!)

NICHT verwenden Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Ghostery verkauft eure Daten ! Wechselt auf Ublock, macht dasselbe und ihr werdet nicht zum Produkt !

No, thank you! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I prefer my privacy over your profit!

Ohne Anmeldung eingeschränkt Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Ohne Anmeldung leider inzwischen so stark eingeschränkt, dass Mitbewerber besser sind. Einzelne Regeln konnte ich ohne Anmeldung nicht erstellen. Leider immer nur alles erlauben oder alles verbieten. Früher war dieses möglich. Zusätzlich wird man noch ausspioniert. Vom einstigen Star zum NoGo

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Estensione I N D I S P E N S A B I L E, ma.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Estensione davvero utile in quanto mi ha permesso di ridurre drasticamente lo spam sulla mia casella di posta yahoo (da 10 al giorno a 1 massimo 2 alla settimana), unica pecca ogni qualche giorno si disconnette da sola dal mio account e lo capisco in quanto ricevo puntualmente delle spam... allora controllo ed effettivamente devo rifare il login! se qualcuno può aiutarmi ne sarei grato.... 5 stelle mancate solo per questo bug più che difetto

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Ghostery tracks the trackers, but also tracks you Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ghostery is aimed at the paranoid among us. It's designed to inform a user about the trackers that are following her as she browses a site. What it does well is provide an unobtrusive set of notifications and graphics about the technologies working behind the scenes to show ads, track clicks, integrate social media, and monitor the site's engagement. Honestly, without it I would have no clue by whom (and where) I'm being tracked. Even beyond that, though, it gives you easy, custom control over which trackers to trust and when. I can tell it to block a tracker on a single site, or multiple ones. I could even go dark, blocking all of the trackers Ghostery knows of and any new ones it finds.

But as much as it informs and reassures, a few things do trouble me. Given that it is an add-on aimed at security, I was expecting that the full functionality would be available without any registration. Unfortunately, some of Ghostery's advanced features are hidden behind a login wall (albeit a free one). More to the point, the add-on comes with "page and tracker data" sharing automatically enabled, rather than defaulting to privacy and letting users freely consent to that sharing. I'm sure I'm not alone in worrying what the folks at Ghostery are doing with that data.

For better or for worse, this add-on will open your eyes about the zoo of data-hungry trackers following your every click.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Ghostery has a fatal flaw if you want privacy... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Although excellent in concept, if you delete cookies at the end of your browsing session, Ghostery loses record of *all* the tracking you want to block. Which I describe as a fatal flaw, because cookie removal is one of the basic things that you would expect a privacy-conscious user to do.

Seems like a bizarre thing for the devs to miss. I mean, who else would use Ghostery?

Otherwise, if you don't clear your cookies, Ghostery is an excellent tool that seems to do everything it promises, quickly and tidily.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Why is Ghostery recommended by Mozilla? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Or simply install Disconnect. A company who's business model is you, the user, is not a company users should trust.

Some say that Ghostery, Inc. plays a dual role in the online advertising industry. Ghostery blocks sites from gathering personal information. But it does have an opt-in feature GhostRank that can be checked to "support" them. GhostRank takes note of ads encountered and blocked, and sends that information back to advertisers so they can better formulate their ads to avoid being blocked.[9] Though Ghostery claims that the data are anonymized, patterns of web page visits cannot truly be anonymized.[10] Thus not everyone sees Evidon's business model as conflict-free. "Evidon has a financial incentive to encourage the program's adoption and discourage alternatives like Do Not Track and cookie blocking as well as to maintain positive relationships with intrusive advertising companies," says Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford grad student and privacy advocate.[11]Some say that Ghostery, Inc. plays a dual role in the online advertising industry. Ghostery blocks sites from gathering personal information. But it does have an opt-in feature GhostRank that can be checked to "support" them. GhostRank takes note of ads encountered and blocked, and sends that information back to advertisers so they can better formulate their ads to avoid being blocked.[9] Though Ghostery claims that the data are anonymized, patterns of web page visits cannot truly be anonymized.[10] Thus not everyone sees Evidon's business model as conflict-free. "Evidon has a financial incentive to encourage the program's adoption and discourage alternatives like Do Not Track and cookie blocking as well as to maintain positive relationships with intrusive advertising companies," says Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford grad student and privacy advocate.[11]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Hello!

Here is the response that we provided in the same article from which that information comes from:

"The data we collect in GhostRank doesn't contain any information about the actual ads that were seen by panel members. Rather, we simply report on the technologies that are used to deliver those ads, the performance characteristics of the URLs those technologies were seen on, and if the user blocked that particular technology company. GhostRank can't see the actual ads or anything about the criteria that were used to target them."

But, if you are at all uncomfortable with sharing any data after what you read, feel free to go into your Ghostery settings, click Support Ghostery, and make sure both boxes are left unchecked. That will ensure you never send any data of any kind our way and you can continue to use the extension without ever sharing anything.

Very good App ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

is help me a lot

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

https://extension.ghostery.com/settings does not detect that my android firefox has ghostery installed Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cannot set any settings of Ghostery either from addons tab of firefox where I cannot see any settings except for blank page; nor https://extension.ghostery.com/settings detects that I have Ghostery installed on android Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

sauvegardez ses préférences Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Bonjour,

Comment sauvegarder ses préférences ? pas de possibilité dans le cloud ?

cordialement,

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Best Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for sharing this add-on ,liked it ,totally different from the ghostery

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Privacy? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

"....See who's tracking your web browsing with Ghostery."
You see,somebody else may sell it ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Must Have Cookies On In Options Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love Ghostery. In Ver. 7.1.1.5 (and versions from November 2016 to this ver.), if 'Accept cookies from sites' option is not checked in Firefox v.50.1.0 (and the prior version), Options, Privacy section, even if they are accepted for just that page, the Ghostery trackers do not appear. It was as difficult figuring out this bug over the last two months as solving Will Shortz Sunday Puzzle on NPR. I have to rest now... I'm exhausted.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Hello!

Thank you for that information! Our development team are currently looking into this issue to see if a fix for this issue is possible. Thank you again for passing that along!

Have a wonderful day and please feel free to reach out to us at support@ghostery.com if you ever have an issue in the future.

Version 7 ... does not work. (Linux Firefox 50.0.2) Rated 1 out of 5 stars

All 7 versions do not work, I came back to 6.3.2.

Waiting for bug fixes.

Thank you

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Не знаю работает оно или нет. У меня после поиска какого-то товара в Гугле, сайт яндекса начинает выводить рекламу с предложением купить этот товар. Вот откуда он узнал, если ghostery должен блокировать все эти рекламные жучки. Но самое главное, что после обновления ghostery как-то сильно "разросся". Было маленькое меню, а теперь оно большое и при попытке отключить ghostery на определенном сайте, он ложет весь браузер, Firefox в ауте секунд на 10

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1.1.5).