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How do firefox consider a URL as tracker

I have been looking into the latest announcement of mozilla regarding tracking prevention. I can see that mozilla is trying what apple is trying with Safari ITP. The tec… (funda kabanzi)

I have been looking into the latest announcement of mozilla regarding tracking prevention. I can see that mozilla is trying what apple is trying with Safari ITP. The technical details describe that firefox checks the given URL in blacklist and then it checks if same URL is available in entity whitelist. If it s in blacklist and not in whitelist , it is treated as tracker .

My question here is how(on what basis) a URL is classified as blacklist / whitelist up front. What if a new website is created with tracking abilities . How will mozilla classify it is a tracker since it is new and will not be available on both blacklist URL list and whitelist's...

Asked by sri6346 2 iminyaka edlule

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

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 brows… (funda kabanzi)

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

Asked by rabeb00 2 iminyaka edlule

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More detailed info on tracking protection

I understand the basic concepts of tracking protection but I've been unable to find answers to a few specific questions. I found some documentation here in the questions … (funda kabanzi)

I understand the basic concepts of tracking protection but I've been unable to find answers to a few specific questions. I found some documentation here in the questions / answers section but it didn't provide all the answers.

1. Do I need to clear existing cookies to remove the myriad of sites already tracking me before turning on tracking protection? Or, will turning it on do an immediate filter on my existing cookies?

2. Will turning off tracking stop sites that I want to retain login information for from retaining the "login" cookie infor i.e. are we close to a full "cookie block" with anti-tracking? Or does FFox have some creative algorithm (or list) that allows it to distinguish between tracking cookies and less offensive cookies? Concurrently, is there a way to allow a "tracking cookie" if I need it to retain information for a site I'm comfortable with?

3. One specific tracking question: Will eliminating tracking cookies stop (specifically) Google's cross site advertising, where you look at a product on site A (who shares that info via google) and then a little later google's advertising mechanism pops up those products when you're at site B?

Asked by MozzieBob 2 iminyaka edlule

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