How to Stop Trackers on Firefox & Enhance Privacy: 2 Methods

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 3 July 2024
  • 8 mins read

Did you know? 23% of internet users are aware of how their online activities are tracked and used for advertising purposes.

And less than 23% of users know how to prevent such invisible and unwanted trackers from stealing their information. 

This guide explains how you can stop online trackers on Firefox and enhance digital privacy.

What is Tracking on Firefox?

It is the process where websites and third-party entities collect data about your online activities, such as the websites you visit and your interests, often without your permission. 

Why Should I Stop Firefox Tracking?

Stopping tracking on Firefox is important for these reasons:

Boost Your Privacy

When you stop tracking on Firefox, you prevent websites and third-party companies from collecting and storing data about your online activities. This protects sensitive information about your browsing habits, interests, and personal preferences from being exploited or misused.

Reduce Intrusive Ads

Tracking allows companies to build detailed profiles about you based on your browsing history. By stopping tracking on Firefox, you can minimize the amount of targeted advertising you see. This means fewer ads tailored specifically to your online behavior, which can enhance your browsing experience by reducing distractions.

Get Added Security

Tracking can sometimes involve malicious attempts to gather information such as login credentials or financial data. By blocking tracking on Firefox, you reduce the risk of falling victim to online scams, phishing attacks, and other cybersecurity threats that exploit personal data.

Control Your Data

When you stop tracking on Firefox, you regain control over how your data is shared and used online. You can choose to allow tracking only on trusted websites or entirely block it across all websites, ensuring that your online presence aligns with your privacy preferences.

Improve Browser Performance

Blocking tracking on Firefox can also lead to improved browser performance. Without trackers slowing down your browsing experience, web pages may load faster and operate more smoothly, providing a more efficient and enjoyable online experience.

2 Easy Ways to Stop Tracking on Firefox 

To stop tracking on Firefox, you can adjust several settings to enhance your privacy. Here's how to do it:

Enhanced Tracking Protection

Step 1: Open the Firefox app on your device.

Open the Firefox app on your device

Step 2: Tap the three vertical dots.

Tap the three vertical dots

Step 3: Select "Settings" from the menu.

Select "Settings" from the menu

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on "Enhanced Tracking Protection".

Scroll down and tap on "Enhanced Tracking Protection"

Step 5: Select "Standard" for balanced protection, or "Strict" for more aggressive tracking prevention.

Select "Standard" for balanced protection
  1. Clear Browsing Data

Step 1: On the same page, select the “Delete Browsing Data” option. 

On the same page, select the “Delete Browsing Data” option

Step 2: Select the data types you want to clear, such as browsing history, cookies, and cached images.

Select the data types you want to clear

2 Tips to Enhance Your Data Protection in Firefox 

Use Private Browsing Mode

Use Firefox's Private Browsing mode to prevent Firefox from storing your browsing history, search history, cookies, site cache, and temporary files.

Regularly Update Firefox

Keep Firefox updated to ensure you have the latest security patches and privacy features.

By following these steps, you'll enhance your privacy and reduce tracking while browsing with Firefox.

Adjusting settings on browsers helps reduce tracking, but it's often not enough to fully protect your privacy. Companies use advanced methods to track you and collect your data for ads and profiling. 

For stronger protection, use PurePrivacy. It blocks trackers, safeguards your data, and gives you control over your online presence. With PurePrivacy, you can better protect your personal information.

Protect Your Privacy by Disabling Tracking in Firefox

PurePrivacy is a tool that stops websites and apps from tracking your online activities using methods like cookies and pixels. 

Blocking these trackers prevents your information from being shared with advertisers for targeted ads, ensuring your data stays private.

Protect your identity with pureprivacy

How Does PurePrivacy Work:

Block Third-Party Trackers

Guard your online activities against snooping third-party trackers like cookies and pixels, ensuring your browsing habits remain private.

Ensure Your Data Privacy

Shield your personal information from being shared across domains, keeping advertisers from profiling you based on your online behavior.

Enhance Your Online Security

Protect yourself against fingerprinting and IP tracking, reducing the risk of identity theft and unauthorized data access.

Customize Ad Blocking

Tailor your browsing experience by selectively blocking ads and trackers, giving you control over the content and services that access your data.

Easy Integration

Seamlessly integrate its user-friendly SDK into your websites and apps, empowering developers to implement robust tracking protection effortlessly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can I prevent data leaks while using Firefox?


    Data leaks happen when important or private information is accidentally made available to people who shouldn't have it. Even though Firefox tries to keep things safe, it's still good to be careful.

  • What should I do if my privacy is compromised through Firefox tracking?


    If Firefox tracking threatens your privacy, act fast. Contact PurePrivacy for tools that keep your online activities private and prevent your data from being exposed.

  • Why is privacy management crucial while browsing with Firefox?


    To keep your information safe on Firefox, manage your privacy well to stop trackers from using your data. Even with browser protections, consider using extra steps for better security.

  • Can Firefox eliminate privacy risks associated with tracking?


    Firefox helps reduce privacy risks, but no browser is completely safe from them. Stay careful and aware.

  • How can I enhance privacy on Firefox amid increasing online tracking activities?


    Make Firefox more private by adjusting its settings and using PurePrivacy tools. These tools stop trackers well, keeping you anonymous online and reducing ads that target you.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

Protect your online privacy on Firefox now! 

Blocking trackers helps to ensure that your browsing activities remain private and confidential.

Use PurePrivacy for stronger security and control over your data online.