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# **Google APIs** by Google (ajax.googleapis.com)
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> “The Google Hosted Libraries is a … content distribution network for the most popular, open-source JavaScript libraries.” – [Source](https://developers.google.com/speed/libraries/)
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## Ethical design violations
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(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)

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  * (Tracker)
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## Decentralised alternatives

Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere closer to the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design):

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  * The libraries hosted by Google can all be self-hosted on your own server. By doing so, you will avoid exposing the people who trust you to tracking by Google, Inc. You will also helping to decentralise the web.
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## Block rule

Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.

```mson
- trigger:
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  - url-filter: ajax.googleapis.com
  - load-type: third-party
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- action:
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  - type: block-cookies
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```

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## Prevalence

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**Pandemic:** found on 19.0% of surveyed sites (1342 instances observed).
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## Notes

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  * None yet.