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I have already disabled third-party cookies. Is there any further advantage to be gained by installing Ghostery, Adversity, DoNotTrackMe etc, or do extensions like these simply allow fine-tuning?

  • The DoNotTrackMe extension is basically dead, there are basically 0 playes that will honor it, when they recieve it. IE is the only browser that sends it by default. – Ramhound Jul 9 '14 at 10:57
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Whenever you load a page with a Facebook like button, Facebook knows you are there, even without setting a cookie. Ghostery stops those buttons being loaded, thereby preventing Google, Facebook, Doubleclick from tracking you.

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Many advertizers now user browser fingerprinting to identify you, in addition to cookies. They may also use other tracking techniques like flash cookies.

Ghostery, Adblock (with the anti-social list), and also NoScript will prevent you from loading files from these advertizers/trackers, which makes it very hard for them to track you using other means.

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