Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android uses a list provided by Disconnect to identify and block known trackers on the websites you visit. Tap the lock icon Fx89Padlock that appears in the address bar to check if Firefox is actively blocking trackers on that page. Read more about tracking and the standards Disconnect uses to create their list or about the lists used by Firefox for Enhanced Tracking Protection.

How do I know Enhanced Tracking Protection is on?

Enhanced Tracking Protection is enabled by default. Tap the lock icon Fx89Padlock that appears in the address bar to open the protections panel. The toggle next to Enhanced Tracking Protection changes to purple when on to indicate that trackers are being actively blocked for that site.

Protection levels

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
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Privacy and Security, tap Enhanced Tracking Protection.
  4. Tap the switch to turn it on or off.
  5. 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

See what protections are enabled on a website

  1. Tap the lock icon Fx89Padlock in the address bar to view if Enhanced Tracking Protection is on for a site.
  2. Tap Details under Enhanced Tracking Protection and then tap each category of trackers to see exactly what’s being blocked.

ETP Page Setting

Turn Enhanced Tracking Protection on/off for individual websites

Note: Turning Enhanced Tracking Protection off for a specific website will add that website to your Exceptions list. If you wish to turn it back on for that site, tap the Enhanced Tracking Protection toggle again or remove the website from your Exceptions list.
  1. Tap the lock icon Fx89Padlock in the address bar while you're on the website that you want to manage.
  2. Tap the Enhanced Tracking Protection toggle to turn it on or off for that site.

Manage your Exceptions list

  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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