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 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 Tracking Protection.

Tracking Protection in Private Browsing

When you open a Private Tab on Firefox for Android, 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 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 Tracking Protection off.
  3. A red line will appear across the shield tracking protection off fxos when Tracking Protection has been deactivated.

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

Change your Tracking Protection settings in Private Browsing

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.

Tracking Protection is enabled by default in Private Browsing for additional privacy. Follow these steps to disable it on all pages you visit.

  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. Remove the check mark next to Tracking protection: Enabled in Private Browsing to disable it.

To re-enable Tracking Protection, repeat these steps and add a check mark to the box.

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