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Enhanced Tracking Protection and Facebook

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I see that Firefox 69 enabled Enhanced Tracking Protection for all users by default. I'm curious as to why it is not working (no shield icon) on Facebook.

I see that Firefox 69 enabled Enhanced Tracking Protection for all users by default. I'm curious as to why it is not working (no shield icon) on Facebook.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0

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Ballison
  • Administrator
19 solutions 118 answers

Hi AZBigDog,

Do you still see the shield icon when on Facebook, just it's grayed out, or do you not see it at all?

Let's check to see if Facebook somehow got added as an exception in your preferences.

  • Type about:preferences#privacy into your address bar.
  • Click on the Manage Exceptions box under Enhanced Tracking Protection
  • Check to see if Facebook is listed here. If it is, remove it from the list.
Hi AZBigDog, Do you still see the shield icon when on Facebook, just it's grayed out, or do you not see it at all? Let's check to see if Facebook somehow got added as an exception in your preferences. * Type about:preferences#privacy into your address bar. * Click on the Manage Exceptions box under '''Enhanced Tracking Protection''' * Check to see if Facebook is listed here. If it is, remove it from the list.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8966 solutions 73474 answers

Hi AZBigDog, what were you expecting to be blocked?

Tracking protection is targeted toward "third party" servers, so if you are on https://www.facebook.com/ then Facebook is the "first party" and tracking protection doesn't apply to that address. If there are advertising servers providing content to the page, those might be blocked.

Hi AZBigDog, what were you expecting to be blocked? Tracking protection is targeted toward "third party" servers, so if you are on https://www.facebook.com/ then Facebook is the "first party" and tracking protection doesn't apply to that address. If there are advertising servers providing content to the page, those might be blocked.

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Ballison said

Do you still see the shield icon when on Facebook, just it's grayed out, or do you not see it at all? Let's check to see if Facebook somehow got added as an exception in your preferences.
  • Type about:preferences#privacy into your address bar.
  • Click on the Manage Exceptions box under Enhanced Tracking Protection
  • Check to see if Facebook is listed here. If it is, remove it from the list.

Hi Ballison,

There is no shield at all when on facebook.com. That was what caught my eye right away. I also looked at the Manage Exceptions and there are no websites in there at all.

''Ballison [[#answer-1248967|said]]'' <blockquote> Do you still see the shield icon when on Facebook, just it's grayed out, or do you not see it at all? Let's check to see if Facebook somehow got added as an exception in your preferences. * Type about:preferences#privacy into your address bar. * Click on the Manage Exceptions box under '''Enhanced Tracking Protection''' * Check to see if Facebook is listed here. If it is, remove it from the list. </blockquote> Hi Ballison, There is no shield at all when on facebook.com. That was what caught my eye right away. I also looked at the Manage Exceptions and there are no websites in there at all.

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jscher2000 said

Hi AZBigDog, what were you expecting to be blocked? Tracking protection is targeted toward "third party" servers, so if you are on https://www.facebook.com/ then Facebook is the "first party" and tracking protection doesn't apply to that address. If there are advertising servers providing content to the page, those might be blocked.

Hi jsher2000,

Ok I can understand part of that but Facebook is loaded with other ads and trackers. I would've thought those would have caused the tracking protection to kick in

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1248997|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi AZBigDog, what were you expecting to be blocked? Tracking protection is targeted toward "third party" servers, so if you are on https://www.facebook.com/ then Facebook is the "first party" and tracking protection doesn't apply to that address. If there are advertising servers providing content to the page, those might be blocked. </blockquote> Hi jsher2000, Ok I can understand part of that but Facebook is loaded with other ads and trackers. I would've thought those would have caused the tracking protection to kick in