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Published: December 6, 2015
Last updated: March 13, 2016

Firefox Tracking Protection also in Normal Mode

Times are getting better: Since Firefox version 42 the browser comes with an integrated tracking protection – no extensions or anything else required. However, right now it’s only enabled when surfing in private mode. If you don't want to wait until it's enabled by default in normal mode as well, here's how to turn it on:

In Firefox, enter about:config in your address bar. Then, search for the preference privacy.trackingprotection.enabled and set the boolean to true. If the preference doesn't exist, create it.

You can disable the protection temporarily or permanently by clicking the lock or globe symbol on the left of the address bar. Some websites don't tollerate you blocking their tracking stuff. However that's the kind of sites that you probably shouldn't be visiting in the first place.