Mozilla enables full cookie protection for all Firefox users

Mozilla enables Total Cooke Protection (TCP) by default for all Firefox users worldwide.

Companies like to track us around the web, whether we like it or not, using cookies. TCP was introduced last year and prevents this by creating a separate “cookie box” for each website you visit. Cookies set by your visit are then trapped in their jar and unable to follow you to other websites.

Mozilla has taken this approach so that cookies can continue to function to “satisfy their less invasive use cases(Opens in a new window)like allowing a website owner to see accurate analytics, while preventing tracking without users needing to rely on a third-party solution. It’s also an improvement over Enhanced Tracking Protection. (ETP) from Mozilla, launched in 2018, but relied on a maintained list and was easily thwarted.TCP doesn’t need a list to work.

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Another way companies track us on the web is through browser fingerprinting, but Firefox already has a solution for that with built-in fingerprint blockers.(Opens in a new window). With that and TCP enabled by default, it’s much harder for anyone to keep tabs on you. And if you want even more protection, there are always Firefox add-ons like Facebook Container(Opens in a new window).

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