moxie - 7:11 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
I for one don't want to block ads completely on sites where that's their livelihood. If they're giving me great free content, I don't want to deprive them of money. I just want to deprive the ad sellers of my private info.
I hear ya; the great thing about Adblock (as you may be aware of) is the fact that you can put exceptions in place for the sites you care about; and have your browser set to delete all cookies on exit to deter tracking (not a great solution unless you're exiting immediately after leaving such sites, which probably doesn't happen mostly); else delete them manually once you leave such a site if you wish to continue browsing.
Either way, I prefer the manual way, even though it's a little more work, but it's more secure for obvious reasons. That, and I'm just a little ocd about deleting cookies manually. ;] I mainly use Firefox (except where web design is concerned), and I never did trust the "Tell websites I do not want to be tracked" feature, mainly because Mozilla themselves state that "Honoring this setting is voluntary".