MF10TrackingProtection

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MF10TrackingProtection

  1. 1. Setting up Tracking Protectionin Mozilla Firefox 10 and 11
  2. 2. Select “Tools”
  3. 3. Click “Options”
  4. 4. Choose the “Privacy” tab
  5. 5. Select “Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked” – this will tell advertisers your tracking preference
  6. 6. Below that, you can decide which cookies to accept, and for how long
  7. 7. Add exceptions to cookie-blocked sites if needed
  8. 8. You can also block cookies from third party advertisers by subscribing to “block” lists. Select “Tools” again, and then “Add-ons”
  9. 9. Mozilla Firefox offers many Add-ons to protect user privacy. Here are some of the most popular Add-ons.• Ghostery blocks the invisible tracking cookies and plug-ins on many web sites, shows it all to you, and then gives you the choice whether you want to block them one-by-one, or all together.• Adblock Plus stops social networking sites from transmitting data about you after you leave those sites, even if the page you visit has a social plugin on it.• Do Not Track Plus is the Do Not Track app that sends a request to websites not to track you, with a “plus” of also stopping third-party data exchanges. So, when you visit a site with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ buttons on it, your browser will tell the network that youre on a site with those buttons, and no information will be sent until you choose to click one.• Priv3 is a new extension that will protect you from third-party cookies set by Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Like Do Not Track Plus, it doesnt remove elements from a page—it simply makes them inactive until you interact with them.
  10. 10. Let’s use Adblock Plus for this example. In the “Get Add-ons” tab, type “Adblock Plus” in the search bar, and hit Enter.
  11. 11. Click “Install” Adblock Plus.The tool will be installed once Firefox restarts.
  12. 12. Finally, if you aren’t sure whether to acceptcookies from a website, read their privacy policy and find out what they do with the information they gather from users!

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