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Tracking protection lists

Definition of tracking

Tracking is the collection of data regarding a particular user's activity across multiple websites or applications that aren’t owned by the data collector, and the retention, use or sharing of that data.

Our definition focuses on collection AND retention. So, for example, the definition wouldn’t apply to sites that log an IP address, but don’t save that information in a database. The definition also focuses on particular users, so data that is immediately aggregated doesn’t apply. And the collection is across context, so it doesn’t apply in cases when there is solely a first-party relationship with the user, for example the site only collects and retains information on site visitors.

Trackers we block

“Trackers” are those services that we’ve identified and determined meet the definition of tracking above.

Disconnect compiles several lists of trackers. The open source list of trackers that power our browser extensions, Firefox’s private browsing mode, and many other popular privacy tools can be found here, along with a change log and notes. Or you can view a simple list of blocked trackers here. Example changes to this tracker list can be seen below. Please submit feedback here.

Trackers we don't block

Disconnect strives to find the balance between privacy, security, usability and promoting a better Internet for everyone. These concerns drive our decisions in regards to trackers we block and don’t block. We do not accept payment for unblocking trackers.

Although we support sites that commit to respect users’ Do Not Track (DNT) preferences and agree to comply with DNT as defined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( such compliance is not grounds for unblocking at this time due to disparities and technical inability to persist DNT headers across browsers and products.

We generally unblock tracking sites that require users to transparently and explicitly opt in to collection and retention.

We also unblock trackers to provide a better user experience, based on the three types of evidence listed below. These unblocked trackers will appear in what we call the Content portion of our list. For some of our products and services, users can choose to block this portion of the list as well.

All of the trackers we’ve identified but don’t block, along with a change log and notes, can be found here. Or you can view a simple list of unblocked trackers here. Example changes to this tracker list can be seen below. Please submit feedback here.

Categories of trackers

Advertising: A tracker which also displays ads or marketing offers. These types of ads can track your personal information and expose you to malware, even if you don’t interact with them.

Analytics: A tracker which collects your information and may build a profile based on your online activity that can be connected with your real name or other unique identifier.

Cryptomining: A domain may be classified as cryptomining if it can cause the user's browser to mine cryptocurrencies without explicit user opt-in.

Fingerprinting: A tracker may be classified as fingerprinting if it abuses browser or device features in unintended ways to identify and track users.

Session replay: A tracker which records all actions a user takes on a webpage in order to recreate the user's session may be classified as a replay script.

Social: A tracker may be classified as social if it uses tracking techniques that allow a social networking service to track your web browsing activities even when you are not on the social network’s website or app.


Our tracker protection lists are dynamic and we welcome and rely on feedback from our community. If you believe that we’ve missed a tracker, or misidentified a tracker please fill out the form here: