Allowlisting in AdBlock

When you add a website you your allowlist you are telling AdBlock to show ads on that site every time you visit. Allowlisted sites appear in your filters on the Customize tab in AdBlock's Options.

The following information is for AdBlock desktop extensions on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. If you are using the AdBlock for Safari Mac app, please see this article: Allowlisting, Pausing, and Disabling AdBlock for Safari. For iOS apps, please see this article: Allow ads on a site in AdBlock on iPhone or iPad.

View your allowlist

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar. If you don't see it, be sure to pin it.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Click on the Customize tab.

Under Manually edit your filters you'll see a box with a list of any filter rules you've created and sites you've allowlisted. In the example below, nytimes.com has been allowlisted:

 

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Add or remove a site

There are two ways to add a site to your allowlist or remove a site from your allowlist: 

Via the AdBlock menu (Easy)

To add a site:

  1. Visit the site you want to add.
  2. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar. If you don't see it, be sure to pin it.
  3. Click the More icon (three dots).
  4. Click Always allow ads on this site.

The page will refresh and ads will display. The site will also appear on your allowlist.

 

To remove a site:

  1. Visit the site you want to remove.
  2. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar. If you don't see it, be sure to pin it.
  3. Click Resume Ad Blocking.

The page will refresh and ads will be blocked. The site will no longer appear on your allowlist.

 

 

Manually add or remove a site (Advanced)

To add a site:

  1. Create an exception rule: How to write filters
  2. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar. If you don't see it, be sure to pin it.
  3. Click the gear icon.
  4. On the Customize tab, click Edit.
  5. Paste your exception rule in the box. 
  6. Click Save.
  7. To ensure your changes are reflected, reload the website where you want to see ads.

 

To remove a site:

  1. Read the filter syntax tutorial to learn how to create allowlist filters.
  2. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  3. Click the gear icon.
  4. On the Customize tab, click Edit.
  5. Look for any lines in the box that contain the name of the website and delete them.
  6. Click Save.
  7. To ensure your changes are reflected, reload the website where you no longer want to see ads.

 

 

Other options for disabling AdBlock

There are several other ways to tell AdBlock where it's okay to show you ads.

 

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