Re: Who knew ?
The stupidity is 3rd party domains with SCRIPTS and iframe being used for ads on a website. That's a potential malware vector, so I block all behaviour like that. I don't specifically set to block adverts.
Static images and text hosted by the website you are visiting might be less convenient to bust people's privacy or manage for the advertiser, but it's surely not going to get blocked!
I've no sympathy for the big players or small ones serving adverts, and slurping privacy, both using tech in an irresponsible way!