DoubleClick by Google (doubleclick.net)

“DoubleClick is a subsidiary of Google which develops and provides Internet ad serving services.” – Source

Ethical design violations

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Block rules

Block domain as third-party

doubleclick.net

Block domain as first-party

Some sites (like heise.de) have begun to embedding DoubleClick as first-party content to avoid tracker blockers. Blocking doubleclick.net as first-party content will avoid people being tracked if they click on ads on such sites.

- trigger:
  - url-filter: doubleclick.net
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - type: block

Prevalence

Pandemic: found on 57.0% of surveyed sites (4141 instances observed).

Notes

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