Did you ever go to different sites on the internet but constantly see the same ad? This is an opportunity because of a specific type of user tracking known as “Fingerprinting”. Keep in mind that this term is different from cookies and traditional web trackers. Creating a digital footprint occurs when a company creates a unique profile on your computer, including its software, installed extensions, and preferences.
Mozilla developers pay special attention to “fingerprinting” user tracking techniques. We can now block such trackers in the web browser. The next version will offer even better options to protect yourself from these methods, TechRadar reports. The company is experimenting with a feature that will block “Fingerprinting” trackers by default. This will happen with the premiere of Mozilla Firefox 72, which should be available to users in January next year.
This tool will become part of the browser's “Enhanced Tracking Protection” feature. In this way, Mozilla will offer the most effective protection against the popular method of monitoring our web activity. If you want to try the current feature for blocking “FIngerprint” trackers in Mozilla Firefox you need to go to the settings menu. You must then select the “Privacy & Security” section in sequence and see the available features that you will find in the “Custom” field.