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Tracking Requests not being blocked as per settings

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Although I have my Browser Privacy / Enhanced Tracking Protctions setting at "STRICT": "Stronger protection but may cause some sites or content to break" and with a "Heads up!" warning that states: "This setting may cause some websites to not display content or work correctly" -- I chose to enact it, anyway, knowing taking this informed risk.

However, on a site that I just visited, I received a message (from clicking on the little duck icon) that stated: "To prevent site breakage, we didn't lock ANY companies from loading tracking requests on this page". Also, "The following third-party domains' request were loaded. If a company's requests are loaded, it can allow them to profile you, though our other web tracking potections still apply."; then listed all of the companies that were allowed to profile/track me, one that included Google. There were 8 different companies, some with more than one address!

What is the point of giving us that option if you aren't going to acknowledge or respect it?

Although I have my Browser Privacy / Enhanced Tracking Protctions setting at "STRICT": "Stronger protection but may cause some sites or content to break" and with a "Heads up!" warning that states: "This setting may cause some websites to not display content or work correctly" -- I chose to enact it, anyway, knowing taking this informed risk. However, on a site that I just visited, I received a message (from clicking on the little duck icon) that stated: "To prevent site breakage, we didn't lock ANY companies from loading tracking requests on this page". Also, "The following third-party domains' request were loaded. If a company's requests are loaded, it can allow them to profile you, though our other web tracking potections still apply."; then listed all of the companies that were allowed to profile/track me, one that included Google. There were 8 different companies, some with more than one address! What is the point of giving us that option if you aren't going to acknowledge or respect it?

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A little duck icon says that? It's not our icon.

Can you provide more details to reproduce this issue?

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That is likely about the DuckDuckGo PE extension, so you need to take this to their support if it doesn't work as expected.

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But shouldn't Firefox / Mozilla be over them and be in control of this?

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Should be, that's why I don't think that this warning is correct.

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