Here’s a graph of speed comparisons using a subset of sites from Alexa’s news category.
As you can see, there’s quite a measurable effect on several sites; Huffington Post and USA Today loaded in half the time (2.1x faster). Conclusion: blocking trackers saves time.
And here’s a graph of size comparisons.
With Tracking Protection enabled, CNNMoney only loaded 1.4MB compared to 3MB. AccuWeather loaded 10.4MB compared to 17.3MB. Conclusion: blocking trackers saves bandwidth.
Happy surfing Freedome lovers!
¹ The testing was done from our Helsinki-based lab via Freedome’s Netherlands-based exit node.