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Toggle ad blockers to balance safety and usability

Ad blockers can be great for blocking annoying ads and protecting your privacy, but they can also break some websites. If you have an ad blocker installed, make sure you know how to toggle it on and off. Here are some tips for using ad blockers safely and effectively: By following these tips, you can […]

Use an ad blocker, except on sites that you trust

Ads are annoying, but they can also be dangerous. When you click on a malicious ad that leads to malware, it will instantly start downloading it. Ad blockers can prevent those malicious ads from showing up in the first place. However, some pages don’t work properly with ad blockers on, so turn it off if […]

Get a cross-app ad blocker

Few ad blocker software are created equal. Some only support one or two browsers; others are buried behind a paywall for features you’ll actually rely on. The very best, however, work smoothly across browsers and applications. You might have to pay a small monthly fee, but the peace of mind can be enormous when you’re […]

Adjust your cookie allowances

Cookies track your browsing behavior for a better user experience, which usually means more targeted ads and content. But that information remains with the website; it’s wise to limit your cookie trail. If you’re using Google Chrome, head into Settings > Content > Cookies to toggle your settings. You might want to deny all third-party […]

Prevent annoying adware by using an ad blocker

Adware is often used to collect information on us. It does this so it can decide which ads are most relevant to us as consumers. While helpful in theory, sometimes adware can interrupt the browsing experience with pop-ups and irritating displays. Ad blockers are usually free browser extensions that stop adware from being a nuisance.

Turn off ad tracking on Windows

Data is constantly being gathered while we are searching the web, allowing companies to serve ads based around that data. Even Windows itself is capable of tracking you via your advertising ID. Luckily, you can turn this feature off. Here’s how: Open the Windows settings app. Go to Privacy > General. There will be different […]