Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for Android

Tracking generally refers to the collection of a person’s browsing data across multiple sites. Firefox for Android’s Enhanced Tracking Protection feature uses a list provided by Disconnect to identify and block 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, a shield icon tracking protection icon fxos will appear in the address bar to let you know that Firefox is actively blocking trackers on that page.

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Tracking Protection in Private Browsing

When you open a Private Tab on Firefox for Android, Enhanced Tracking Protection is enabled by default.

When you visit a web page with trackers, a shield icon tracking protection icon fxos will appear in the address bar to let you know that Firefox is actively blocking trackers on that page.

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Disable Tracking Protection on a specific page

If you are on a website and you want to view the page with tracking enabled, you can disable Enhanced Tracking Protection by following these steps:

  1. Tap the shield icon tracking protection icon fxos on the address bar to see the Control center.
  2. Tap Disable protection to turn Enhanced Tracking Protection off.
  3. A line will appear across the shield crossed gray 70 etp when Enhanced Tracking Protection has been deactivated.

To re-enable Enhanced Tracking Protection, repeat the steps above to open the Control Center and tap Enable protection.

Change your Tracking Protection settings

Enhanced Tracking Protection is enabled by default, but you can enable it all the time or disable it for all pages.

  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Tap Tracking Protection.
  5. Choose between the following options:
    • Enabled: Turns on Tracking Protection for all tabs.
    • Enabled in Private Browsing: Turns on Enhanced Tracking Protection only when you're using Private Browsing.
    • Disabled: Enhanced Tracking Protection is off all the time. To completely turn off Enhanced Tracking Protection, we also recommend changing your cookie settings, which is set to block all trackers by default. See Enable or disable cookies on Firefox for Android

Tracking Protection is enabled by default in Private Browsing, but you can enable it all the time or disable it for all pages.

  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings, followed by Privacy.
  3. Choose between the following options:
    • Enabled: Turns on Tracking Protection for all tabs.
    • Enabled in Private Browsing: Turns on Tracking Protection only when you're using Private Browsing.
    • Disabled: Tracking Protection is off all the time.
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