When you install AdGone for the first time, AdGone will request some permissions to operate within your browser. It will look something like this: "AdGone can read, modify, and transmit content from all web pages." Although the exact wording depends on which browser you use, the warnings all sound a little scary. That is because it's important to be careful with your browser permissions! You should be aware of what your browser extensions can do.
Ad blockers work by:
- Blocking a web page's requests to download ads from the servers that host them
- Hiding any ads that can't be blocked
To do that, the extension needs to:
- See every page you open so that AdGone can run on every page you visit. This also means that AdGone knows the URL of every page you visit.
- See all the data on the page to find any unblocked ads among the other content. This also means that AdGone can see any forms you submit and your browsing history on that tab
It's important to know that just because AdGone can see everything on a web page, it doesn't mean it actually does anything with it. The extension does not record your browsing history, capture your passwords or bank account numbers, or secretly collect or change data you submit on a web form.