Firefox now blocks tracking cookies by third parties by default to all users.The Mozilla web browser also block crypto default. The idea is to prevent malicious entities from following you on the web, therefore, it is safer to surf online.
Firefox now blocks tracking cookies
In June 2019, Firefox began blocking third-party tracking cookies by default for new users. This meant that anyone who installed Firefox for the first time was protected by Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP). Now, This is expanding to all users.
Engage all defenses and get these people a shield!
Enhanced Tracking Protection is now on by default for ALL Firefox users.
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– Firefox (@firefox) September 3, 2019
How Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection works
Mozilla, the developer behind Firefox, announced the movement in a publication in theMozilla blog. The company called it "an important step in our multi-year effort to provide stronger and more usable privacy protections for everyone who uses Firefox".
Firefox is blocking crawlers and cryptocurrency using the Enhanced tracking protection.Currently, about 20 percent of users have ETPenabled Enabling it by default means that 100% of users will be protected unless they choose to disable it.
Enhanced Tracking Protection uses a list of third-party trackers maintained by Disconnect. With ETP enabled, Firefox prevents these cookies tea crawl on the web. You know when ETP is working when you see a shield icon in the Firefox address bar.
In addition to blocking cookies, Firefox now also blocks cryptocurrency (which use tor CPU to extract cryptocurrencies) by default. Firefox users now also have the option to block fingerprint scripts by changing from “Standard mode" to "Strict mode".
How to delete cookies in your web browser
Enhanced tracking protection is enabled by default for all users in Firefox 69. This, the latest version of Firefox, also includes other improvements, as the ability toblock automatic video playback.You can see all the changes in the Firefox 69 release notes.
It should be noted that not all lors cookies are badors. In fact, they can help you see ads you might be interested in, which is a good thing.
Ms on Firefox
Among its features include the traditional navigation by tabs, spell checker (which can be included Mozilla Addons – Mozilla Add-ons), progressive search, dynamic bookmarks, a download manager, RSS reader, private browsing, georeferencing navigation, GPU acceleration , and integration of the search engine desired by the user. In addition, it can be installed both offline and also online from the website, the latter is used to download the background components, ideal for equipment with minimal connections.
Firefox is the second most used browser in the worldwith approximately 9.52% of the market share of web browsers until July 2019, and also the second most used in Europe.
Downloads have continued to increase since Firefox 1.0 was published in November 2004, and by July 31, 2009, Firefox was downloaded more than one billion times.