How do you finger your private life

Firefox blocks fingerprinting

What is fingerprinting?

Fingerprinting is a type of online tracking that is more invasive than ordinary cookie-based tracking. A digital fingerprint is created when a company creates a unique profile of you based on your computer hardware, software, add-ons, and even your settings. Your settings like the screen you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and even your choice of web browser can all be used to create a fingerprint.

If you have a laptop, PC, or smartphone that you use frequently, fingerprinting your device may be more difficult. The more unique add-ons, fonts, and settings you have, the easier it is to find them. Businesses can use this unique combination of information to create your fingerprint. Because of this, Firefox blocks known fingerprinters so you can continue to use your favorite extensions, themes, and customizations without ads tracking you.

Fingerprinting is bad for the internet

Fingerprinting can keep you tracked for months, even if you clear your browser memory or use private browsing mode - even if you've made it clear that you don't want to be tracked. Despite a near-complete agreement among standards, facilities, browsers and that fingerprinting is harmful, its use on the web has increased steadily over the past decade.

Firefox blocks fingerprinting

The latest Firefox browser protects you from fingerprinting by blocking third-party requests to companies that are known to be using fingerprinting. We have worked hard to make this privacy possible without harming the websites you want to visit. (Read more here if you are interested in the technical details.)

The settings are easy to find. In the latest Firefox browser, blocking fingerprinters is the default setting. Open the privacy overview to see how you are being secretly tracked and how Firefox is preventing this.

You probably wouldn't appreciate it if someone was tracking your movements in real life. There is no reason to accept this online. If you are not already using Firefox, you can download it and protect yourself from digital fingerprinters.