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Unwanted tracking is not cool

Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track you.

Get Disconnect

After clicking above, open the disconnect.safariextz file to install Disconnect (the file may be in your Downloads folder).

Also availableAvailable on the desktop for: Chrome Firefox Safari 5.1+ Opera Next



Load the pages you go to an average of 27% faster.



Stop 2,000+ third-party sites from tracking you.



Encrypt the data you share with popular sites.

Our privacy policy, in a sentence: We don’t collect your IP address or any other personal info, except your email address if you ask us to email you.

“Disconnect Kids makes managing online privacy easy.” – The Washington Post “We liked Disconnect Kids and would highly recommend!” – Fun Educational Apps Named a must-have Firefox add-on of 2013 by Lifehacker Named a must-have Chrome extension of 2013 by Lifehacker “Don’t want trackers watching your activity? This startup’s for you.” – Forbes “Adds speed when you’re zipping around the web. Win-win.” – USA TODAY “A Jedi for your privacy.” – WUSA Named the best anti-tracking extension by Lifehacker Winner of Best Technology at the Launch Conference
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Disconnect’s features

We crawl the web to find the companies that track people, then Disconnect works in your browser to block tracking requests from those companies. Click any item below to learn more about Disconnect.


Toolbar button

The toolbar button lives at the top of your browser and shows you the total number of tracking requests on every page you go to. Green means all the requests on a page are blocked. Gray means some are unblocked. Click the button to see and block or unblock the requests.


The dropdown shows you the number of tracking requests on a page by company. Green or checked means the requests are blocked. Gray or unchecked means they’re unblocked. Click any icon or checkbox to block or unblock requests.


The navbar links to helpful pages – like this one!

Common tracking sites

Common tracking sites – Facebook, Google, and Twitter – are shown separately to make them easy to block or unblock. Click any icon to block or unblock a site.

Other tracking sites

Other tracking sites are shown by category – advertising, analytics, social networking, and content – and company. Click any arrow to show or hide the companies in a category. Click any icon to block or unblock a category. Click any checkbox to block or unblock a company.

Note: Content contains requests for resources like YouTube videos and Flickr photos that may track you but that, without, most people would consider pages broken. This category and the companies inside aren’t blocked by default (other filtering apps don’t block them either). We don’t recommend blocking the category or companies because of the potential to break pages.


The options let you change Disconnect’s behavior.

  • The Whitelist site or Blacklist site button lets you unblock or block all the requests on the site you’re on. Your preference will be remembered the next time you go to the site.
  • The Visualize page button lets you graph the requests on the site you’re on. See that view for more instructions.
  • The Secure Wi-Fi checkbox lets you prevent wireless eavesdropping by forcing sites to encrypt your data whenever possible. See this video for more info.
  • The Secure search checkbox will be functional soon.


The dashboard shows you Disconnect’s effect on the page you’re on – the time and bandwidth you saved and the number of Wi-Fi requests you secured. Click the Facebook or Twitter icons to share these stats with your friends.

Disconnect is pay-what-you-want software

We’re a Certified B Corp. Contributions help sustain our work and help support nonprofit organizations that make the web better, too!


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ProPublica publishes independent investigative journalism in the public interest.
– The CDT which promotes democratic values in the digital age.
– The Fight for the Future is a nonprofit working to expand the internet's power for good.
– The Tor Project helps users communicate anonymously on the Internet.

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About us

Our mission is to help people understand and control their online data.

Why Disconnect

Your personal info should be your own. But today thousands of companies invisibly collect your data on the Internet, including the pages you go to and the searches you do. Often, this personal data is packaged and sold without your permission.

What we believe

Understanding online data collection and controlling access to your personal info should be easy. You should be free to move about the Internet without anyone looking over your shoulder and without fear that your online activity might be analyzed, your searches scrutinzed, or your security compromised.

Who we are

Disconnect was founded in 2011 by Brian Kennish, a former Google and DoubleClick engineer; and Casey Oppenheim, a consumer- and privacy-rights advocate and attorney. We develop award-winning, user-friendly privacy and security software in Palo Alto, California. By being an advocate for Internet users, we hope to create enduring, positive change in the way personal info is handled online.

Certified B Corp Disconnect exists to help solve an important social issue and our founding principles are reflected in the way we run the company. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corp.

Our software is used by 1 million people every week and is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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