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Mozilla’s Firefox introduces a new feature to tackle the website cookies that track your web browsing

A new cross-tracking protection feature, “Total cookie Protection,” is launched by a popular web browser that protects browsing parties on the internet against unusual ads attacks on users’ data.

So, the recently launched feature is about the privacy of  Android users. But before this, we take a look at what Firefox is? Well, it’s a browser on which users explore what they want to but let me remind you that it’s one of the most famous and fastest browsers currently among all other browsers. It handles user data and is concerned for its privacy as well. In this way, to enhance more privacy, it focuses on on-site cookies that have become the reason for cross-site tracking and putting efforts to block these browser cookies that come from other websites rather than the site you are currently using. When users visit any site, the sites capture information like email address, phone numbers, items users preferred most, and even a last purchase. Then all of this is used by the website in the form of ads, and cookies when you visit it again.

Another example quoted here for better understanding like a website named cnn.com has the same “Like” button as Meta (Facebook). The button sends a third-party cookie that Facebook can read, and malicious parties use these to track the whole website, which shows cross-site tracking. Here’s the solution for it.

Every time a third party added their content on the websites, a cookie was embedded in the browsers. But now, Firefox created a jar, especially for such cookies, which kept them separate, and no other websites have access to the jar cookies which don’t belong to them. So, this will help users in a way that when they visit an online website, fewer ads are showing to them by which not much information about users gone leak, which shows how much the browser is concerned for its user’s privacy. This is a thing that emphasizes them to stay connected with this browsing facility.

But the problem does not end here because when the malicious cookies are disabled for other sites it stops a few tracks, not the whole. So, the users who want more privacy and are more concerned about their private data. In that case, they go for even better solutions such as for desktop enhanced tracking protection facility by the Firefox web browser and many more.


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