Firefox Focus, a privacy-focused mobile browser from Mozilla, has recently launched the Total Cookie Protection feature to its Android version. This feature will help users to prevent cross-site tracking.
The issue of privacy in web browsers has become more critical. Today, we see that many browsers are focusing on privacy, and Firefox Focus is one of them. The Total Cookie Protection feature stores websites’ cookies separately in “cookie jars.”
According to the designers of this feature, storing cookies separately can prevent sites from storing user information. Sites may sometimes store information about shopping patterns and pages visited and use it for advertising purposes and target audiences.
“Our new feature, Total Cookie Protection, works by maintaining a separate “cookie jar” for each website you visit. Any time a website, or third-party content embedded in a website, deposits a cookie in your browser, that cookie is confined to the cookie jar assigned to that website, such that it is not allowed to be shared with any other website.” Mozilla noted in its blog post.
Firefox Focus makes cross-site tracking more difficult
Mozilla says that its Total Cookie Protection is one of the strongest privacy features it has ever developed. Also, this feature can counteract web tracking in the long run.
Dates back to February 23, 2021, Mozilla announced the launch of its Total Cookie Protection alongside Firefox 86. Moreover, when the privacy mode is active on the Firefox browser, the feature is active by default.
However, the Total Cookie Protection is not the first effort by Mozilla to tackle cross-site tracking. In Firefox 85, the company made some changes in the browser’s network architecture to crack down on supercookies.
Mozilla is striving to introduce more privacy-focused features
Mozilla just launched Firefox version 95 a month ago, and they could tackle some security flaws with the update. The company announced that the new update brings a new technology called RLBox that can tackle “security vulnerabilities in third-party libraries.” Also, the feature is available to the all Firefox version on different platforms.
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