Free Tracker & Ad Blocker for Chrome

Block ads, cookies, popups & other trackers. Ghostery's Chrome extension sets you up for a private, transparent, and fast internet.

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Puts you back in the driver’s seat!

Ghostery stops trackers, ads, and popups in Chrome and keeps your personal data private and off the data brokers’ wallets. Your personal data is your business!

Privacy Protection

The Chrome Tracker & Ad Blocker extension built by Ghostery takes things to the next level. Every ad, popup and tracker carry your personal information across the web. This data can be used to harm you anytime. By using Ghostery you protect your privacy.


Behind every website visit or search you make, trackers are recording and transmitting every step you take. Ghostery's Chrome tracker blocker extension neutralizes these trackers ensuring your peace of mind. Over the Tracker Panel, Ghostery displays the trackers that were identified and neutralized.

Speed & Focus

The more resources load on a website, the slower it gets. By decluttering the web, Ghostery's Chrome Ad blocker extension speeds up pages and avoids draining your internet bandwidth and battery.

Community Powered

Ghostery tracking protection is powered by many. Once a new tracker is detected by one of our users, everyone’s privacy improves. Our code is open source, everyone can investigate it. Browse the internet safer with Ghostery's Chrome Tracker & Ad blocker extension for desktop!


Engineered for privacy protection

Ghostery stops trackers on Chrome - blocks ads, cookies and popups - clicks you out of consent dialogues at each website visit.

Ghostery Tracker & Ad Blocker panel detailed view displaying settings and blocked trackers

Tracker Panel

Ghostery x-rays the web to display every tracker lurking behind the websites you visit.

To secure your privacy all trackers are neutralized. Your personal data are detached and replaced by random values, leaving data collectors in the dark about your identity.

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Privacy Building Blocks

  • Anti-Tracking

    AI-driven technology neutralizing trackers’ ability to collect your personal data. Replacing it by random values it puts data brokers in the dark about your identity and sends a personal message of tracking being unacceptable.

  • Ad-Blocking

    Removes all advertising and promotional content from the websites you visit, leaving you with a clutter-free, focused view on information. The less resources load on a page, the faster it gets.

  • Never-Consent

    Clicks you out of all consent dialogues in favor of never tracking. This unequaled feature adds convenience to each website visit and acts like your globally active privacy advocate towards content providers.

Ghostery Tracker & Ad Blocker panel detailed view displaying customization options


You’re in control!
Block or unblock individual trackers as you see fit. Reasons are up to you! Ghostery always acts in the interest of keeping your personal data private!

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FAQ: Tracker & Ad Blocker for Chrome

How do I Stop Chrome from Tracking?

You can turn on a “Do Not Track” request on Google Chrome, but for an extra level of security, we would recommend downloading Ghostery as a browser extension to ensure that any websites you visit won’t track you. 

What is Google Chrome Tracking?

Any websites you visit on Google chrome without a tracker blocker, increases your chances of being followed around by trackers as you search the web. These trackers will gather your personal information and follow users around the web to learn about their browsing habits and personal preferences. Governments, big tech and many other companies can collect information on you. 

If you cherish your privacy, download the Ghostery ad blocker extension that blocks ads, cookies, popups, and consent boxes. With our Chrome ad & tracker blocker extension, your browsing is faster and safer!You can turn on a “Do Not Track” request on Google Chrome. Use Ghostery for an extra level of security & block trackers, popups & even block ads. Enjoy a faster browsing experience without ads & trackers.

How Do I Know If My Google Chrome is Being Tracked?

Unless you have a tracker blocker browser extension or you’ve turned on your privacy settings on Google Chrome, your information is being collected by Google. This is to ensure that all the advertisements sent to you are tailored and accurate.

Can I Stop Google From Tracking Me?

Yes, you can. Download our tracker blocker Chrome extension and it will start blocking cookies, popups, consent boxes, and other trackers. Using the Ghostery ad & tracker blocker extension, your personal data are detached and replaced by random values, leaving data collectors in the dark about your identity.

Does Google Chrome have a "No Track" Feature?

Yes, it does, you can enable it in Google Chrome’s security settings. By using Ghostery's tracker blocker Chrome extension you can increase your online privacy further. We block ads, cookies, popups, and other trackers. Ghostery will ensure your private data is not accessible without your permission.

Does Chrome Protect Your Privacy?

While Chrome is secure by default and will protect you from deceptive and malicious sites that could infect your computer or steal your passwords, unless you enable particular privacy settings, trackers aren’t immediately disabled.  

How Do I Improve Security on Google Chrome?

Some of the best ways to improve security on Google Chrome include encrypting your passwords stored on Google Chrome, turning off trackers and ensuring that your extensions are not hijacking your personal information or spying on you. One of the best ways to improve security on Google Chrome is to download one of our products, including our anti-tracking and ad blocker browser extension. 

Is There a Totally Free Ad Blocker?

Yes! Our ad blocker Chrome extension is free to use and download.

Is there a Google Chrome Extension to Block Ads?

Yes. Our Google Chrome ad blocker extension is 100% compatible and works perfectly on Chrome. Using the Ghostery extension you will block ads, trackers and popups. Enjoy a faster & more secure browsing experience with our Chrome ad blocker extension.

What is the Best Chrome Extension Ad Blocker?

Ghostery, of course! Our Ad Blocker will also block trackers, cookies, popups and consent banners. It’s free and highly customizable, and can be easily added as a browser extension to Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and Opera

Are ad blockers legal?

Yes, they are! It’s perfectly legal to block ads. Websites will always want to advertise and increase their bottom line, however, it's up to you whether you choose to consume that content or not. Our ad blocker extension blocks many ads on different platforms and yes, we block Youtube ads too.

How do I whitelist a site in Ghostery on Chrome?

The Chrome Ad Blocker Ghostery allows you whitelist or allowlist a site by trusting it for a period of time.

If you need to temporarily trust a site for any reason and stop Ghostery activities, the default selection will appear as 1 hour, with the option to change it to 1 day, or Always, if you want to trust the site indefinitely.

Pause Ghostery is also integrated and is accessible from the settings and allows you to globally pause Ghostery on all sites for 1 day.

Can I use Ghostery with Chrome’s built-in ad blocker?

Yes, Ghostery complements Chrome’s built-in ad blocker by providing additional ad blocking, tracker blocking and privacy features. This is more of an ad constrainer than it is an ad blocker. Multiple ads will still get through, even with the Google’s tool turned on. We recommend an adblocker browser extension like Ghostery.

Does Ghostery sync settings across devices in Chrome?

Yes, the Ghostery Chrome Ad Blocker synchronizes settings across devices in Chrome browser. For Chrome tracker blocking and ad blocking to work across devices, you need to create a Ghostery account and use the extension logged in onto all browsers and devices.

Still have questions?

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