The Android version of Firefox Focus browser gets another layer of privacy protection. Mozilla brings full cookie protection to the app to process cross-site tracking.
The silos of each website you visit feature cookies. Storing cookies separately should help prevent them from tracking you across the web and provide companies with data about your browsing behavior, such as details about the products you search for and the sites you visit. This information may be used to target advertisements and for other purposes.
Mozilla describes full cookie protection as one of its strongest privacy protections to date and a key weapon in its longstanding battle against it. In June, along with a browser redesign, the organization is when Privacy Mode is active in the appropriate Firefox.
Firefox Focus has privacy safeguards enabled by default, so it makes sense to have full cookie protection there. Mozilla says it’s the first Firefox mobile browser to offer this feature.
Many sites embed files hosted on other servers. To avoid problems caused by cookie isolation with full cookie protection, Mozilla is making use of some other features. It says these help prevent websites from crashing — SmartBlock replaces commonly blocked trackers so that sites display as normal.
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