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how to make Tracking Protection aka (Don't follow me in other languages) mandatory for every browser session

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We enabled the option in FireFox (in the setting): Don't follow me.

But in the Window/Interface of FireFox it is possible to enable Dont' follow me option during a browser session.

Is the possible to enable the Don't follow me options so it will be mandatory for every browser session? A user should not have the option to disable "Don't follow me.

With kind regards, Ben Raben

We enabled the option in FireFox (in the setting): Don't follow me. But in the Window/Interface of FireFox it is possible to enable Dont' follow me option during a browser session. Is the possible to enable the Don't follow me options so it will be mandatory for every browser session? A user should not have the option to disable "Don't follow me. With kind regards, Ben Raben

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Tyler Downer
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What do you mean by "Don't Follow me"? Do you mean Do not Track? How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature?

That feature only tells websites you don't want to be tracked, it doesn't actually do anything to block tracking. Firefox does have content blocking, which will block trackers. What happened to Tracking Protection?

I'd suggest making sure that is enabled :)

What do you mean by "Don't Follow me"? Do you mean Do not Track? [[How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature?]] That feature only tells websites you don't want to be tracked, it doesn't actually do anything to block tracking. Firefox does have content blocking, which will block trackers. [[Content Blocking (Tracking Protection)]] I'd suggest making sure that is enabled :)

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hello Tyler, Thank you...in English the option is called....Tracking Protection. But an enduser can disable this option in the FireFox interface....during the session. with kind regards. Ben

hello Tyler, Thank you...in English the option is called....Tracking Protection. But an enduser can disable this option in the FireFox interface....during the session. with kind regards. Ben

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hello Tyler, Thank you...in English the option is called....Tracking Protection. But an enduser can disable this option in the FireFox interface....during the session. with kind regards. Ben

hello Tyler, Thank you...in English the option is called....Tracking Protection. But an enduser can disable this option in the FireFox interface....during the session. with kind regards. Ben
Tyler Downer
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Yes, users can disable Tracking protection. If you're wanting to prevent disabling, perhaps Group policies can do that, but I'm not sure

Yes, users can disable Tracking protection. If you're wanting to prevent disabling, perhaps Group policies can do that, but I'm not sure
jscher2000
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Hi Ben, some pages will not render correctly if Content Blocking / Tracking Protection is enabled on that page. Currently, the only solution to that is to temporarily disable the feature. Firefox isn't able to automatically determine how to work around the problem (for example, by loading some potential tracking content in a more isolated way). If you make it impossible to temporarily disable the feature, then those sites may be partially unusable (for example, slide shows disabled on news sites).

Hi Ben, some pages will not render correctly if Content Blocking / Tracking Protection is enabled on that page. Currently, the only solution to that is to temporarily disable the feature. Firefox isn't able to automatically determine how to work around the problem (for example, by loading some potential tracking content in a more isolated way). If you make it impossible to temporarily disable the feature, then those sites may be partially unusable (for example, slide shows disabled on news sites).

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okay... is there an option to make it impossible to disable the option Do not track...tracking Ben

okay... is there an option to make it impossible to disable the option Do not track...tracking Ben
Tyler Downer
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Disabling Do Not Track really doesn't do anything. Only a few websites respect Do Not Track. It's essentially pointless.

Tracking Protection actually does protect you, but as jscher said, you should be able to turn it off.

Can I ask why you want to make it impossible to turn these off?

Disabling Do Not Track really doesn't do anything. Only a few websites respect Do Not Track. It's essentially pointless. Tracking Protection actually does protect you, but as jscher said, you should be able to turn it off. Can I ask why you want to make it impossible to turn these off?