Tutorial: Install the Ghostery add-on in the Cliqz browser

The Ghostery anti-tracking tool is now part of Cliqz. In this tutorial we will show you how easy you can activate Ghostery in Cliqz for desktop.

Björn GreifEditor

In the medium term, we want to fully integrate Cliqz’s and Ghostery’s anti-tracking technology to combine the best of both worlds. The combined technology will improve website loading time by blocking common trackers and protect users from increasingly aggressive data gathering methods. Even before the release of integrated products, you already can have a glimpse on the joint power of Ghostery and Cliqz anti-tracking by activating Ghostery in the Cliqz desktop browser, or by using both the Cliqz and Ghostery extensions for Firefox in parallel. To install Ghostery in Cliqz, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the browser settings. To do this, click on the “burger menu” (the three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner and select “Options” or “Preferences”.
Install Ghostery in Cliqz browser - step 1
  1. Select the “Security” tab on the left.
  2. On the right, you’ll see the “Extended Privacy Control” section and the Ghostery icon.
  3. Click the “Install” button to the right of the Ghostery icon to start the download.
Install Ghostery in Cliqz browser - step 2
  1. After the installation of Ghostery, a welcome screen will open in a new browser tab. There you can specify whether you want to share anonymous data with Ghostery about the sites and trackers the extension encounters.
Install Ghostery in Cliqz browser - step 4
  1. Then, you will be asked if you want to share anonymous usage analytics data with Ghostery. Ghostery collects this data to improve it’s products.
Install Ghostery in Cliqz browser - step 5
  1. At the end of the installation process, you can decide if you want to create a Ghostery account to access advanced features. For example, an account allows the synchronization of your settings across multiple browsers and devices. However, you can also use Ghostery without an account.
Install Ghostery in Cliqz browser - step 6
  1. If you’ve answered all the questions, you’ll land on the Ghostery Settings page. Here, under “Blocking Options” you need to specify which tracking elements should be blocked by Ghostery. Only then it’s tracking protection gets activated.
Install Ghostery in Cliqz browser - step 7

Alternatively, you can download Ghostery from the product website and install it in your browser. To do that, open https://www.ghostery.com/products/ and select the extension for the browser you are using.