One of the downsides of the modern world is the widespread, unwanted tracking of users and data collection by websites. This tracking is done by what we call cookies, but there are ways to block them, including using a browser that blocks automatic tracking, such as the mobile-based Firefox Focus. Now, Firefox has launched Total Cookie Protection to prevent cross-site tracking.
To elaborate, Total Cook Protection creates a “cookie jar” for each website the user visits. Each time a website inserts a cookie into its browser, Firefox Focus limits that cookie to a different cookie jar specifically specified for that same website. This prevents other websites from setting their cookies to follow your activities everywhere. With JARs, they are now limited in the amount of information they can gather about you. It’s the first Firefox mobile browser to offer such a prominent feature, and it’s likely to please privacy advocates.
In addition, unwanted advertising and information tracking will be significantly reduced. Mozilla also launched SmartBlocks in December 2021, which ensures that websites that do not function properly due to cookie blocking will still remain fully operational. This has generally been the biggest drawback of aggressively blocking cookies and code, so it’s good to see that in mind. Previously, Firefox Focus integrated some great features into its browser, such as supercookie protection And Advanced Tracking Protection (ETP), to reduce user fear.
The Total Cookie Protection feature was already a part of the Firefox desktop’s web-based browser by default from 2021, but now it’s finally made its way to the mobile version for Android users.