Mozilla yesterday made a rather bold claim regarding firefox while announcing his new ‘Total cookie protection‘ on the browser. In a blog postMozilla said the new security feature now makes Firefox the “the most private and secure primary browser available on Windows, Mac and Linux”.
Mozilla went on to explain that Total Cookie Protection is Firefox’s strongest privacy protection yet. The feature confines cookies to the site where they were created, preventing tracking companies from using these cookies to track your site-to-site navigation. We have to admit, that sounds pretty dope!
Additionally, Mozilla claimed that the feature offers strong tracking protections without affecting users’ browsing experience. Basically, a separate “cookie box” is created for each website that users visit.
Instead of allowing trackers to link user behavior across multiple sites, they can simply see behavior across individual sites. Whenever a third-party website or content embedded in a website, drops a cookie in Firefox, this cookie is confined to the cookie box assigned only to that website.
Therefore, no other website can access cookie boxes that do not belong to it and find out what other websites’ cookies know about the user. As a result, users will no longer see the invasive advertisements that are specific to you so often seen online while browsing.
While the new Total Cookie Protection is truly impressive, the bold claim that Firefox is the most private and secure browser which will surely annoy its competitors especially Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari and many more. However, if as such these browsers start improving their privacy features, then we’re all for it!
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