Mozilla has finally enabled the “Enhanced Tracking Protection” feature for all of its web browser users worldwide by default with the official launch of Firefox 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
The company enabled the “Enhanced Tracking Protection” setting by default for its browser in June this year, but only for new users who downloaded and installed a fresh copy of Firefox.
Remaining users were left with options to either enable the feature manually or wait for the company to activate it for all users. Now, the wait is over.
With Firefox 69, Enhanced Tracking Protection will automatically be turned on by default for all users as part of the “Standard” setting in the Firefox browser, blocking known “third-party tracking cookies” and web-based cryptocurrency mining scripts.
Firefox 69 By Default Blocks Known Third-Party Tracking Cookies
Cookies are created by a web browser when a user loads a specific website, which helps the site to remember information about your visit, like your login information, preferred language, items in the shopping cart and other settings.
A third-party cookie is set by a website other than the one you’re currently on, allowing them to offer features like blogs having comment system that works with Facebook account.
Besides this, third-party cookies also allow advertisers and websites to track and monitor users online behavior and interests, commonly known as ‘tracking cookies’ using which they display relevant advertisements, content, and promotions on the websites a user visits.
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