In the real world, we’re limited in what we can do by working hours and budgets – and really, why should we support you if you’re not willing to support us by displaying ads?I hadn’t heard of this until recently, but Ghostery appears to be the ultimate do-not-track plugin.
The thing is – those ads pay my salary, as well as the other full time editors, professionals writers, and dedicated server costs that make Make Use Of what it is.
We believe strongly in a free content model – whereby we provide free, high quality, full content to you with no restrictions – in exchange for showing you advertising.
So even if a tracking script does follow some of your browsing habits, is it such a big deal?
At the very worst end of the scale (that is, not the ones that simply act like hit counters), they’re being used for what’s called a .
Apologies if you think my definition of free is defective, but you’re arguing over semantics and kind of missing the point.