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how to remove tracking pixils?

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I have set up Firefox to delete cookies on closure. However, this leaves tracking pixels on my (MAC) computer. I want to remove them as well, regularly. As I need to enable these for some sites to function, but I do not want them to stay in the computer OR my ipad or iphone.

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Can clearify what you mean "leaves tracking pixels" how are you seeing this or where is it at?

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regular cookies can easily be eliminated but some sites or links hide pixels on the computer to follow the user, even when the cookies are erased.

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That's not how pixels work, tracking pixels are simply just images on a website that show the website that the image was downloaded. They aren't stored on your computer except in your cache

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Hi, thanks for your insight. At one time I came across some kind of link that showed how I could use to locate the pixels and be able to delete them or not as I wished. What you are suggesting is that emptying the cache would solve this.? Or can I selectively do that

and see which sites are doing it?
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I'd suggest using some tools to protect your privacy, one i use is called uBlock Origin, https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

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You can set network.cookie.thirdparty.sessionOnly to true on the about:config page to make third-party cookies behave as session cookies that expire when Firefox is closed.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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your description sounds like it could be effective on windows, however on a mac or ipad i dont know how to access the corresponding functions