Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for Android

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Tracking generally refers to the collection of a person’s browsing data across multiple websites. Firefox for Android’s Enhanced Tracking Protection feature uses a list provided by Disconnect to identify and block trackers. When you use Strict Mode, the Total Cookie Protection to prevent sites from tracking your activity from site to site while allowing non-tracking cookies (cookies that are required for a website to work properly). To learn more about what third-party trackers Firefox handles, see Third-party trackers

Read more about tracking and the standards Disconnect uses to create its list. Learn more about the lists used by Firefox for Android for Enhanced Tracking Protection.

Enhanced Tracking Protection is enabled by default. When you visit a web page with trackers, click the lock icon Lock Icon Android that appears in the address bar to check if Firefox is actively blocking trackers on that page In Strict mode, Firefox activates Total Cookie Protection which isolates cookies to the site that created them to prevent cross-site tracking. Firefox makes an exception for non-tracking cookies so websites continue to work.

Enhanced Tracking Protection protects you from ad and analytics trackers as well as cryptomining and fingerprinting trackers. Firefox lets you change your level of protection from Standard to Strict (default) or to Custom.

Enhanced Tracking Protection also clears cookies from websites you haven't interacted with in thirty days, or which are set by redirects to known tracking websites.

See what is protected/blocked on a website

  1. Tap the lock icon in the address bar to view if Enhanced Tracking Protection is on for a site.

Lock icon in Android address bar

  1. Tap Details under Enhanced Tracking Protection to view and then tap each category of trackers to see exactly what’s being blocked.

ETP Page Setting ETP Details

Change protection level

Enhanced Tracking Protection is on by default, but you can turn it off or change your level of protection:

  1. Tap the menu button.

Settings icon in address bar in android

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and Security, tap Enhanced Tracking Protection.
  3. Tap the switch to turn it on or off.
  4. If turning it on, choose the level of protection you want.
    • Standard: Protects you from social media trackers, cross-site trackers and cryptominers.
    • Strict: Blocks tracking content (videos, ads and other content that contain tracking code) in addition to trackers blocked in the Standard setting. The Strict setting might block some website functionality.
    • Custom: Blocks tracking content (videos, ads and other content that contain tracking code) but you can choose which trackers and scripts to block (cookies, tracking content, cryptominers and fingerprinters).

ETP Settings

Turn protections on/off for individual websites

Turn Enhanced Tracking Protection off or on for a specific website. Turning it off for a specific website will add that website to your "Exceptions" list.

To turn Enhanced Tracking Protection off or on for a specific website:

  1. Tap the lock icon while you're on the website that you want to manage.

Lock icon in Android address bar

  1. Tap the Enhanced Tracking Protection toggle to turn it on or off.
  • If you’ve turned Enhanced Tracking Protection off, the website will be added to your "Exceptions" list and it will be off when you visit that website again.
  • If turning Enhanced Tracking Protection on, the level of protection (Standard, Strict or Custom) that you’ve chosen as your default will apply to the individual website.

Manage your list of protection exception websites

  1. Tap the menu button. Settings icon in address bar in android

  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Enhanced Tracking Protection in the Privacy and Security section.
  4. Tap Exceptions.

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