Cybercriminals always come up with new ways of hijacking your system. As such, a safe web browsing experience is necessary to avoid the compromise of your personal information. Browsers like Mozilla Firefox has developed a robust mechanism to tackle this problem – Enhanced Tracking Protection. The newer version of it, ETP 2.0 protects you from an advanced tracking technique called Redirect Tracking Protection, also known as ‘Bounce Tracking‘. Let’s look at how to enable or disable redirect tracking in Firefox.
Enable Redirect Tracking Protection in Firefox
We visit multiple websites every day. However, not all of them are considered safe for browsing. Even safe websites can have unsafe pop-ups that can direct you or your browser to dodgy websites that automatically download viruses. Skip this worry with Firefox’s new Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP 2.0) mechanism.
- Launch the Firefox browser.
- In the address bar of the browser type – privacy.purge_trackers.
- Choose privacy.purge_trackers.enabled
- Double-click it to Enable the feature.
- Press the toggle button to disable the feature.
ETP 2.0 stops known trackers from gaining any remote access to your information, even those with which you may have inadvertently visited. Moreover, it clears cookies and site data from tracking sites every 24 hours.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox browser. Update it to the latest version, if it’s not!
Next, in the address bar of the browser, type the following – privacy.purge_trackers.
Then, from the list of options displayed, select privacy.purge_trackers.enabled.
Double-click the option to enable it. When enabled, the text will appear in Bold.
Similarly, to disable the feature, simply press or click the ‘Toggle’ button.
Close the browser and Exit.
Relaunch the browser to allow the changes to take effect.
Continue browsing the web with Firefox now. It will take care of your privacy, automatically.
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