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 we are financed

We receive some donations from our users, but our main source of revenue comes as part of the Acceptable Ads initiative. Larger entities pay a licensing fee for the whitelisting services requested and provided to them (90% of the licences are granted for free, to smaller entities). It should be noted that the Acceptable Ads criteria must be met independent of the consideration for payments. If the criteria are not met, whitelisting is impossible.

Here are some details regarding the fees:

Managing the Acceptable Ads initiative requires significant effort on our side including, but not limited to, ongoing review and monitoring of the individual whitelisted ads, counseling participants and technical support. These services cannot be completely taken over by volunteers nor be sponsored through donations, as may be the case with commonly used filter lists.

Therefore, a few very large entities who take part in the Acceptable Ads initiative compensate Eyeo for its services. Eyeo's services are provided free of charge to all other participants (roughly 90%).

Important: Every entity on the whitelist - paying participant or non-paying participant - MUST maintain the same strict criteria that our users accepted as part of the Acceptable Ads initiative. We will never accept any ad that doesn't meet these criteria. There is no way to buy a spot on the Acceptable Ads exception list. All whitelisted ads and participating entities are publicly listed on our forum. Feel free to discuss and share your opinions.

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.