Enhanced tracking protection in Firefox Preview

No one has helped translate this article yet. If you already know how localizing for SUMO works, start translating now. If you want to learn how to translate articles for SUMO, please start here.

Enhanced Tracking Protection protects you from ad and analytics trackers as well as cryptomining and fingerprinting trackers. Firefox Preview lets you change your level of protection from Standard to Strict.

When Enhanced Tracking Protection is active, a shield icon will appear in the address bar. Its color will indicate whether or not a site has active trackers such as:

  • Blue shield: the site has trackers that are being blocked.
Blue Shield
  • Black shield: protection is on but there are no trackers present on the site.
Black Shield
  • Cross-out shield: protection is off for a specific site.
Cross-out Shield
  • No shield: protection is off across all sites.
No Shield

See what’s being blocked

When the shield changes colors, trackers are being blocked. Tap the shield, and then tap each category of trackers to see exactly what’s being blocked. Shield Changes Colors


Manage protections across all sites

Enhanced Tracking Protection is on by default, but you can turn it off or change your level of protection:

  1. Tap the menu button.

    preview menu
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Enhanced Tracking Protection.
  4. Tap the switch to turn it on or off.
  5. If turning it on, choose the level of protection you want.
    • Standard: protects you from social media trackers, cross-site trackers, cryptominers and fingerprinters.
    • Strict: Blocks tracking content (videos, ads and other content that contain tracking code) in addition to trackers blocked in the Standard setting. The Strict setting might block some website functionality.

Manage protections on individual sites

Turn Enhanced Tracking Protection off or on for a specific site. Turning it off for a specific website will add that site to your "Exceptions" list.

To turn Enhanced Tracking Protection off or on for a specific site:

  1. Tap the shield while on the site that you want to manage.
  2. Tap the Enhanced Tracking Protection toggle to turn it on or off.
  • If you’ve turned Enhanced Tracking Protection off, the website will be added to your "Exceptions" list and it will be off when you visit that website again.
  • If turning Enhanced Tracking Protection on, the level of protection (Standard or Strict) that you’ve chosen as your default will apply to the individual website.

Manage your site exceptions

  1. Tap the menu button.

    preview menu
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Enhanced Tracking Protection.
  4. Tap Exceptions.
// These fine people helped write this article:Lamont Gardenhire. You can help too - find out how.

Was this article helpful? Please wait...

Volunteer for Mozilla Support