Control Center - manage site privacy and security controls

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  • Revision id: 118396
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  • Creator: philipp
  • Comment: update for permissions & site info button in fx45
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  • Reviewed:
  • Reviewed by: jsavage
  • Is approved? Yes
  • Is current revision? No
  • Ready for localization: Yes
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  • Readied for localization by: jsavage
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Please update your version of Firefox for the latest features and security updates.

The Control Center panel displays when you click the Site Info button button in the address bar. It lets you manage security and privacy settings for a website in one place. Use the Control Center to view information about a site and to make choices about site permissions, trackers or insecure content.

Connection security

When you visit a site, an icon will appear in your address bar to let you know if your connection to the site is fully secure.

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Click the icon to open the Control Center, which will tell you about your connection to the website and the site's owner, as well as any insecure content that Firefox may be blocking on websites that are supposed to be secure.

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When you visit a website, a lock icon in the address bar will generally indicate that the connection to the site is fully secure. In order to learn more about the connection's security, click the Site Info button button to open the Control Center. The top section of the panel tells you whether the current connection is classified as secure and if there is any insecure content that Firefox may be blocking on a website that is supposed to be secure otherwise.

To learn about the issuer of a certificate for a secure connection and a website's owner (in case this information is made available) or in order to disable the blocking of insecure content on a site, click the right arrow on the Control Center.

Fx45 Control Center - Security

Tracking protection

When Tracking Protection is enabled, in Private Browsing the Control Center indicates whether or not a page has elements that track you, in addition to information about your connection. Firefox’s Tracking Protection feature will automatically block these trackers in Private Browsing, and the Control Center allows you to disable the feature if needed.

  • No trackers detected
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Fx45 Control Center - No trackers
  • Trackers detected (with option to disable Tracking Protection):
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Fx45 Control Center - Disable Tracking Protection

See What happened to Tracking Protection? to learn more about these controls.


The Permissions section of the Control Center will display any special permissions you've granted to the website in the past and lets you adjust them on the spot.

Fx45 Control Center - Permissions

In order to edit any other permission for a site, click the right arrow on the Control Center and then click on the More Information button. This will open the Page Info window, which contains a comprehensive permissions section.