Ghostery Blocking redirects from ads

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Created: 4 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 4 months ago
I've often seen, that when you click on a sponsored link in DDG Ghostery blocks the site saying "Ghostery prevented a redirect from to <some site>, which is part of <some tracker>". Is this necessary in some way? Could you prevent it? In the end DDG is a privacy-focused search engine and maybe tracking sponsored ads (although not directly provided by DDG) shouldn't appear there.
Example: first ad on this page

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posted by Moollaza Staff4 years and 4 months ago Link
No, I'm not speaking of the redirect function. Ghostery is actually Blocking the site that exists for tracking purposes only, e. g. "" if you click on this link. Ghostery complains about a redirection to a tracking site (like a beacon) which immediately redirects you to the destination site - which is basically the same the DDG redirect function does with the difference that doesn't exist for tracking purposes.
I'm sorry if my English isn't very good and hope I've explained why this isn't the normal redirect function.
posted by 0x539 4 years and 4 months ago Link