Privacy Options: Tracking, History and Cookies

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review and modify privacy option settings on tracking, history, and cookies in Firefox.

The next Firefox option area to review and modify is related to privacy protection.

1. Run Firefox and click "Tools > Options" menu. Then click the "Privacy" tab.

2. Review and change privacy option settings as suggested below:

   [x] Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked
   [ ] Tell sites that I want to be tracked
   [ ] Do not tell sites anything about my tracking preferences
   Firefox will: Never remember history
   Firefox will use the same settings as private browsing, and will
   not remember any history as you browse the Web.
Location Bar
   When using the location bar, suggests: Nothing

The history setting is more important than other privacy settings. "Firefox will: Never remember history" means that:

Not allowing Firefox to remember form history is important, because form history may contain your private information you entered into Web forms in the past.

Allowing Firefox to accept cookies is needed, because many Web applications require cookies to function correctly.

The picture below shows suggested settings for Firefox privacy options:
Firefox Privacy Options

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping Firefox Up To Date

 Start and Download Options for Firefox

 Content Type Handler Applications

Privacy Options: Tracking, History and Cookies

 Security Options: Add-Ons and Passwords

 Deleting Cookies Stored in Firefox

 Getting New Add-Ons in Firefox

 Disabling Extension Add-Ons in Firefox

 Disabling Plugin Add-Ons in Firefox

 Disabling Search Engines in Firefox

 Reviewing Advanced Settings in Firefox

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


 PDF Printing Version