How do I get my ad blocker extension or add-on to make an exception for Ecosia?

If you've installed an ad blocker extension, we respect your decision to search and browse the web ad free! But Ecosia earns money for tree planting from advertisements, which is why we ask you to "whitelist" Ecosia domains on your ad blockers. Here's how:

Firefox

  1. On ecosia.org, right-click in the blank area at the top of your browser, make sure that the "Add-on Bar" is checked and then click the:
    • AdBlock icon and select, "Disable on ecosia.org"
    • AdBlock Plus icon and select, "Disable on ecosia.org"
    • Ghostery icon and select "Whitelist site"
    • Privacy Badger icon, click the "gear" symbol and select "Disable on current page"
  2. Check to make sure disabling worked by visiting www.ecosia.org and running a test search ("shoes") to see whether your ad blocking software disables itself (Adblock Plus and Ghostery toolbar icons should turn grey, and AdBlock should turn green with a 'thumbs up').

Chrome

  1. Right-click one of the icons in the top right-hand corner of the browser window and click "Manage"
  2. Find your ad blocker(s) and choose the link "Options":
    • AdBlock
      1. Choose "Customize" from the top menu
      2. Under Stop blocking ads choose "Show ads on a webpage or domain"
      3. Replace the text in the field that appears with "http://www.ecosia.org" and click "OK!"
    • AdBlock Plus
      1. Choose the tab "Whitelisted domains"
      2. In the first field enter "ecosia.org" (Note: Leave http:// or https:// out of the URL), and click "+ Add domain"
    • Ghostery
      1. In the section "Blocking Options" on the left side of the screen, click on the tab "Whitelisted Sites".
      2. Enter "ecosia.org" into the first box, click "Add" and then "Save".
    • Privacy Badger
      1. At www.ecosia.org, click on the Privacy Badger icon in the top right corner of your browser window.
      2. Click "disable Privacy Badger for this site".
  3. Check to make sure the steps worked by visiting www.ecosia.org and running a test search to see whether your ad blocking software disables itself (Adblock Plus and Ghostery toolbar icons should turn grey, and AdBlock should turn green with a 'thumbs up').

Internet Explorer

  1. On ecosia.org, right-click in the blank area at the top of the browser
  2. Make sure that "Status bar" is checked
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the browser window, click:
    • AdBlock icon and select, "Disable on ecosia.org"
    • AdBlock Plus icon and select, "Disable on ecosia.org"
    • Ghostery icon and select "Whitelist site"
  4. Check to make sure the steps worked by visiting www.ecosia.org and running a test search to see whether your ad blocking software disables itself (Adblock Plus and Ghostery toolbar icons should turn grey, and AdBlock should turn green with a 'thumbs up').

Opera

  1. On ecosia.org, find your ad blocker icon(s), right-click and choose Options:
    • AdBlock
      1. Choose "Customize" from the menu across the top of the webpage
      2. Under "Stop blocking ads" choose "Show ads on a webpage or domain"
      3. Replace the text in the field that appears with http://www.ecosia.org and click "OK!"
    • AdBlock Plus
      1. Choose the tab "Whitelisted domains"
      2. In the first field enter "ecosia.org" (Note: Leave http:// or https:// out of the URL), and click "+ Add domain"
    • Ghostery
      1. In the section "Blocking Options" on the left side of the screen, click on the tab "Whitelisted Sites".
      2. Enter "ecosia.org" into the first box, click Add and then Save.
  2. Check to make sure the steps worked by visiting www.ecosia.org and running a test search to see whether your ad blocking software disables itself (Adblock Plus and Ghostery toolbar icons should turn grey, and AdBlock should turn green with a 'thumbs up').

Safari

  1. On ecosia.org, locate the icon of your ad blocker(s) in the Safari toolbar
    • AdBlock
      1. Select "Don't run on pages on this domain"
    • AdBlock Plus
      1. Choose "Options"
      2. Choose the tab "Whitelisted domains"
      3. In the first field enter "ecosia.org" (Note: Leave http:// or https:// out of the URL), and click "+ Add domain"
    • Ghostery
      1. Select "Whitelist Site"
  2. Check to make sure the steps worked by visiting www.ecosia.org and running a test search to see whether your ad blocking software disables itself (Adblock Plus and Ghostery toolbar icons should turn grey, and AdBlock should turn green with a 'thumbs up').
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