Over Adblock Plus

Wat is Adblock Plus?

Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware. Available for Android, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Safari and Yandex, Adblock Plus uses filters that you choose to block all unwanted elements.

Created by Wladimir Palant in 2006, Adblock Plus is an open source project. In 2011, Palant, together with Till Faida, founded Eyeo to make its development sustainable.

Hoe werkt Adblock Plus?

Adblock Plus itself has no functionality; it doesn't block anything until you "tell" it what to block by adding external filter lists. Filter lists are essentially an extensive set of rules that tell Adblock Plus which elements of a website to block. You can add any filter list you want. For example, block tracking or malware. You can also create your own filter lists. Almost all filters are open source, therefore many filter lists have been created by Internet users.

Wanneer je Adblock Plus voor het eerst installeert, zijn twee lijsten automatisch geactiveerd:

These are enabled to get you started. You can remove them or add others - it's up to you.

EasyList corresponds to your browser language and is aimed at disabling ads that are considered to be intrusive by our community of users. Eyeo GmbH did not draft EasyList and therefore has no right to, or control over, its content. Visit the EasyList Community for more information.

The Acceptable Ads list displays ads that comply with the acceptable ads criteria agreed upon by our community of users. The list is maintained by Eyeo GmbH.

Wat zijn Acceptabele Advertenties?

We don't think all ads are bad and are fully aware that ads finance many websites. So, in 2009 we decided to find some common ground. Our solution involved asking Adblock Plus users, and our community at large, to help identify criteria that makes for better ads. From these discussions, we established strict criteria to identify nonintrusive ads. In 2011, we began implementing the Acceptable Ads initiative. Participants that wish to comply with the Acceptable Ads initiative can apply to be added to the Acceptable Ads list. Adblock Plus users have the option to display ads that are on the Acceptable Ads list or to disable the Acceptable Ads feature and browse completely ad-free. To view the list of acceptable ads, visit the Acceptable Ads Proposals forum.

Zie de Acceptabele Advertentie FAQ om meer te leren.

How do we make money?

We receive donations from our users and are being paid for support services performed for some larger entities that want to participate in the Acceptable Ads initiative.

Waarom hebben we geld nodig?

Eyeo GmbH, the company behind Adblock Plus, was founded to pursue a different vision of online advertising. This is not something a single person can do as a hobby.

Verzamelt Adblock Plus gebruiker data?

Wij verzamelen geen gebruikers informatie, en de meeste data (bv. de websites die je bezoekt) wordt niet eens naar onze servers verstuurd. Zie onze Privacy Policy voor alle details.