How to use Firefox’s tools to protect your privacy while browsing

How to use Firefox’s tools to protect your privacy while browsing

by Aliya Chaudhry, The Verge

Including experimental fingerprinting protection.

Like many of today’s browsers, Firefox has been making changes to try to answer its users’ call for more online privacy. This includes blocking third-party trackers by default as well as a VPN it calls the Firefox Private Network.

Firefox provides a number of tools to help protect you against tracking by first-party cookies (which are usually used for things like remembering your login information) and third-party tracking cookies (which are often used by advertisers and others to collect information and track your online behavior). Below are step-by-step instructions on how to adjust the settings to maximize protection against cookies or eliminate them altogether. We also look at how Firefox is dealing with fingerprinting, which tracks you by aggregating small details about your system configuration and creating an identifiable “fingerprint.”

Keep in mind that any privacy issues that Firefox doesn’t handle may be fixable by using extensions and apps.

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