Content Blocking (formerly Tracking Protection)
- Revision id: 107740
- Creator: Underpass
- Comment: Added link to "Private browsing" article
- Reviewed: Yes
- Reviewed by: AliceWyman
- Is approved? Yes
- Is current revision? No
- Ready for localization: No
Tracking generally refers to the collection of a person’s browsing data across multiple sites. The Tracking Protection feature uses a list provided by Disconnect to identify and block trackers.
A shield icon will appear in your address bar whenever Firefox is blocking tracking domains.
To see which resources are being blocked, you can open the web console and look for messages under the Security tab.
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How to turn Tracking Protection off
Tracking Protection is enabled automatically for Private Browsing windows. You may choose to disable Tracking Protection for a particular site or for all sites.
Turn off Tracking Protection for individual sites
- The shield icon will appear when Firefox is actively blocking trackers on a page. Click the shield icon to bring up the Control Center.
- In the Control Center, click
- Once Tracking Protection is disabled, a shield icon with red strikethrough will appear in your address bar.
Since Private Browsing mode doesn’t keep any information about your browsing session, when you disable Tracking Protection for a site, it only lasts for the session. When you start a new Private Browsing session, Tracking Protection will be turned on for all sites.
Turn off Tracking Protection for all sites
- Click the menu button , followed by OptionsPreferences.
- Click Privacy, then uncheck the box next to Use Tracking Protection in Private Windows.
- Close the tab to save your changes.