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.
When using the location bar, suggests: Nothing
The history setting is more important than other privacy settings.
"Firefox will: Never remember history" means that:
- Firefox will not remember browsing and download history
- Firefox will not remember search and form history
- Firefox will accept cookies from sites
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:
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
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