Firefox moves to Total Cookie Protection

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 24 2021 @ 10:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Mozilla announces new privacy changes for the Firefox browser. With Total Cookie Protection, the browser maker cooked up a quarantine scheme for cookies. Cookies will be confined to the site they were created, which will make it harder for tracking companies to track your browsing behavior from site to site. Total Cookie Protection is part of the browser's ETP Strict Mode.
Our new feature, Total Cookie Protection, works by maintaining a separate “cookie jar” for each website you visit. Any time a website, or third-party content embedded in a website, deposits a cookie in your browser, that cookie is confined to the cookie jar assigned to that website, such that it is not allowed to be shared with any other website. - Mozilla
In an effort to not affect your browsing experience, there are some exceptions to the rule. For example, Mozilla says it's still allowing cross-site cookies for certain non-tracking purposes. The foundation explains this is necessary to support popular third-party login providers. Full details can be read at the Mozilla blog.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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