Mozilla have announced that Firefox will start blocking all third-party trackers and background cookies that track your web browsing activity. The update will be integrated into the Firefox browser by default – a move which other web browsers and tech companies are yet to do.
Firefox will stop reporting your activity to advertisers as you move between websites and will add greater security to protect users from deceptive cookies. Third-party trackers also slow website loading times so the update will improve the user experience.
Google Chrome now accounts for 65 percent of web users on desktop devices, whilst Firefox has only 10 percent but as more users become aware of the way websites track and use your data without our knowledge it will be interesting to see what impact this update has on usage numbers.
The Firefox update is currently in BETA testing and you can download a copy of it here.