Custom Tracking Protection List

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by jimb11, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. jimb11

    jimb11 Registered Member

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    I use ie9 is there anyway I can make or get a Custom Tracking Protection List that just blocks the domain doubleclick.net? If so how can I do this?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Much easier to just edit the HOSTS file and add what you want. Works for all programs.
     
  3. Snoop3

    Snoop3 Registered Member

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    problem is with something like doubleclick.net there are all kinds of subdomains, like:

    ad.us.doubleclick.net
    ad.n2434.doubleclick.net
    feedads.g.doubleclick.net
    googleads.g.doubleclick.net
    n4052ad.doubleclick.net
    pubads.g.doubleclick.net
    ad-apac.doubleclick.net
    adclick.g.doubleclick.net
    googleads2.g.doubleclick.net
    securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
    stats.g.doubleclick.net
    ad.co.doubleclick.net
    ns2.doubleclick.net
    www.googleads.g.doubleclick.net
    ad.3ad.doubleclick.net


    and just putting "doubleclick.net" and "www.doubleclick.net" in the hosts file won't block all the others if thats what OP is trying to do. my hosts file looks to have about 100 different doubleclick.net variants. OP might need to look into using something like the HostsMan app to download available hosts files off the internet or using some ad blocker that allows wildcard format.
     
  4. TeddyB

    TeddyB Registered Member

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    You could always use the * in restricted site tab >> sites button add

    http://*.doubleclick.net

    Also under privacy tab in internet option >> site button

    add: *.doubleclick.net

    It will only show doubleclick.net in the sites window.

    These two options will not block the ads from displaying on the web page. Only stop from adding cookies and tracking. To block ads from displaying you could disable javascript for that site. I have not decided which is better. Disable javascript and allow for individual sites. Or disable for individual sites. Either way you and up running into problems. You be surprised what sites use javascript for.
     
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