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Does my browser unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor DNT? Would I want it to? How would I instruct it to do so?

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I discovered Panopticclick, and had it run a test on my computer, the results came back good except for it states this: Does your browser unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor Do Not Track? ✗ no Does your browser protect from fingerprinting? ✗ No, your browser has a nearly-unique fingerprint. 1) I would like to know why my browser does not unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor DNT? 2) Would I want my browser to unblock 3rd parties? 3) if your answer to Q2 is yes, then how do I do that? 4) Do I want my browser to protect from finger printing? 5) if your answer is yes to Q3, then how do I instruct my browser to do so?

I discovered Panopticclick, and had it run a test on my computer, the results came back good except for it states this: Does your browser unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor Do Not Track? ✗ no Does your browser protect from fingerprinting? ✗ No, your browser has a nearly-unique fingerprint. 1) I would like to know why my browser does not unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor DNT? 2) Would I want my browser to unblock 3rd parties? 3) if your answer to Q2 is yes, then how do I do that? 4) Do I want my browser to protect from finger printing? 5) if your answer is yes to Q3, then how do I instruct my browser to do so?

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Dave said

1) I would like to know why my browser does not unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor DNT?

I'm not sure what Panopticlick means here. Does Firefox have a list of approved trackers that are allowed to track because of a commitment not to track? It sounds a bit like a contradiction.

I think Mozilla's emphasis is on blocking of known trackers through the Content Blocking feature. If you have Tracking Protection enabled, Firefox also will sent a DNT signal indicating that you prefer not to be tracked. It's hard to think of a case where you would want to not send that signal if Tracking Protection is enabled. Or how those would work together.

2) Would I want my browser to unblock 3rd parties?

Sounds like a question you are in the best position to answer. ;-)

3) if your answer to Q2 is yes, then how do I do that?

To manage Content Blocking, see: Content blocking.

4) Do I want my browser to protect from finger printing?

In a perfect world, yes.

5) if your answer is yes to Q3, then how do I instruct my browser to do so?

(Q4, I assume) Firefox has a feature to block known sources of fingerprinting scripts. See the above link. There's also a preference that causes Firefox to take some information about your browser, but I don't recommend it because in my view, it causes more problems than it solves.

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For Addon issues that has to be direct to the those developers to resolve their issues with the browser.

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Dave said

1) I would like to know why my browser does not unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor DNT?

I'm not sure what Panopticlick means here. Does Firefox have a list of approved trackers that are allowed to track because of a commitment not to track? It sounds a bit like a contradiction.

I think Mozilla's emphasis is on blocking of known trackers through the Content Blocking feature. If you have Tracking Protection enabled, Firefox also will sent a DNT signal indicating that you prefer not to be tracked. It's hard to think of a case where you would want to not send that signal if Tracking Protection is enabled. Or how those would work together.

2) Would I want my browser to unblock 3rd parties?

Sounds like a question you are in the best position to answer. ;-)

3) if your answer to Q2 is yes, then how do I do that?

To manage Content Blocking, see: Content blocking.

4) Do I want my browser to protect from finger printing?

In a perfect world, yes.

5) if your answer is yes to Q3, then how do I instruct my browser to do so?

(Q4, I assume) Firefox has a feature to block known sources of fingerprinting scripts. See the above link. There's also a preference that causes Firefox to take some information about your browser, but I don't recommend it because in my view, it causes more problems than it solves.

''Dave [[#question-1266785|said]]'' <blockquote> 1) I would like to know why my browser does not unblock 3rd parties that promise to honor DNT?</blockquote> I'm not sure what Panopticlick means here. Does Firefox have a list of approved trackers that are allowed to track because of a commitment not to track? It sounds a bit like a contradiction. I think Mozilla's emphasis is on blocking of known trackers through the Content Blocking feature. If you have Tracking Protection enabled, Firefox also will sent a DNT signal indicating that you prefer not to be tracked. It's hard to think of a case where you would want to not send that signal if Tracking Protection is enabled. Or how those would work together. <blockquote> 2) Would I want my browser to unblock 3rd parties? </blockquote> Sounds like a question you are in the best position to answer. ;-) <blockquote> 3) if your answer to Q2 is yes, then how do I do that? </blockquote> To manage Content Blocking, see: [[Content blocking]]. <blockquote> 4) Do I want my browser to protect from finger printing? </blockquote> In a perfect world, yes. <blockquote> 5) if your answer is yes to Q3, then how do I instruct my browser to do so? </blockquote> (Q4, I assume) Firefox has a feature to block known sources of fingerprinting scripts. See the above link. There's also a preference that causes Firefox to take some information about your browser, but I don't recommend it because in my view, it causes more problems than it solves.
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You can set Firefox to allow third-party cookies from visited websites or create an allow exception for specific websites.

You can set Firefox to allow third-party cookies from visited websites or create an allow exception for specific websites.

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Thank you all for your great answers Very much appreciated that you took time from your day to answer! Panopticlick is a cool web site. https://panopticlick.eff.org/

jscher2000, your answer really helped! Super replies to my questions, all of them! your links helped greatly! Thank you! I like Firefox!

Thank you all for your great answers Very much appreciated that you took time from your day to answer! Panopticlick is a cool web site. https://panopticlick.eff.org/ jscher2000, your answer really helped! Super replies to my questions, all of them! your links helped greatly! Thank you! I like Firefox!
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