In order to fully operate this website you must first install the following plugin
Recently added rules. The rules that have been recently created for quick access.
Need action. The rules that have been inserted from a plugin and need the attention of the user in order to refine them.
Rules overview. A graph displaying the percentage of actions that the user has set for his/her rules.
Tracking type overview. The number of rules by tracking type (contextual, geographical, retargeting, behavioral).
Top 10 Advertisers/Trackers. The trackers that are most commonly used in rules / most popular trackers in the user’s rules.
All dashboard elements are clickable leading to the specific/corresponding rules allowing the user to have quick access and easy rule management and edit.
MY RULES PAGE
Initially the rules are created from the eyewndr plugin. Users can also add directly their rules, or they can modify existing ones in order to refine them.
From the list of user rules, the following options are available:
Edit rule => The ‘Edit rule’ pane appears and users can update it with the
Multiple rules can be selected and be deleted altogether. Furthermore users can apply a specific action to the selected rules.
Insert new Rule
The user can provide the following information and afterwards click on the ‘Create rule’ button.
Visiting Website It is related to where the rule will be executed. It can be a domain, subdomain, * for "Everywhere" i.e. the whole internet or the name of a list (e.g. medical). By selecting a specific scope, the user is defining the ‘area’ of the net that the user will see his rule apply.
Advertiser/Tracker: It is related tracking domains/advertisers over which the action will be applied. It can be a domain, subdomain, * for "Everywhere", or the name of a list.
Action: It is related with 5 specific options;
Block => Block the whole communication
Block Cookies => Block the cookies i.e. a small script placed on the hard drive of your computer by the server of a website that you visit
Allow => Allow the communication even if other rule is contradictory
Block third parties => Block the communications for all the third parties i.e. scripts that reports back data that you were not aware of
Block third party cookies => Block the third party cookies i.e. cookies that are not placed by the website you visit but by another domain (For instance, if you visit ‘widgets.com’ and the cookie placed on your computer says ‘stats-for-free.com’, then this is a third-party cookie)
The plugin handles contradictory rules by giving always priority to the "allow" over the blocking options. Therefore, the main purpose of the “allow” option is to add exceptions to a global blocking rule.
Rule type: Type of the tracking. Geographical, Contextual, Retargeting, Behavioral. This information comes from the detection plugins, or the user can set it if he is aware of that.
Updated manually: indicates if the rule has been created/ updated by the user in contrast with the rules that have been created from the detection plugin without user modification.
Start Date:It is related with the date the application will start being enforced.
Lifespan: It is related with selecting the duration of the rule appliance. This varies to the following; one week, one month, after some days defined by user; until a specific date.
The user has the option to create custom lists with trackers or visiting websites in order to use those lists in the rules.
Lists are easily defined and have a description and a name. The User Lists page shows all the lists for visiting websites or for advertisers/trackers
Create new / edit list
A user can create a new list by providing a name, a description and the sites that will compose that list. The purpose of the list is to ease the definition of a rule, as the user can group more than one domains as a visiting website or tracker value. If for instance a user wants to block more than one social media websites, he can create a list with the all the domains under a “social media” list.