Firefox has the advantage of being the most tweakable and customizable browser currently available.
If you care about your privacy, below are 15 configuration changes you should do to your Firefox desktop in order to not be tracked anymore.
Firstly, type in Firefox's address bar,
about:config, then follow the above steps ⬇
When set to TRUE, it allows using WebRTC technology for real-time communications such as video chat and audio.
Sadly there is a flaw that is leaking your real unique IP address through browser STUN requests, even if you are using a VPN service.
That's why it is a wise decision to disable this option, unlike you use a website that requires WebRTC.
true which makes Firefox more resistant to browser fingerprinting. It prevents sharing technical information about your Web browser, IP, operating system details, etc.
As explained on the Mozilla website, when geolocation is accepted by the user, Firefox uses Google Location Services to determine your location by sending to Google:
- Your computer's IP address.
- Information about the nearby wireless access points.
- A random client identifier, which is assigned by Google, that expires every 2 weeks.
The value should be
2, which keeps the websites' cookies for the current session only. They will be automatically deleted at the end of the session.
The other possible values are:
0 = Accept cookies normally
1 = Prompt for each cookie
2 = Accept for current session only
3 = Accept for N days
true, which isolates the cookies to the first party domain and prevent them to be used across multiple domains.
The best value here is
1 which only accepts cookies from the originating site (block third-party cookies).
The other possible values are:
0 = Accept all cookies by default
1 = Only accept from the originating site (block third-party cookies)
2 = Block all cookies by default
3 = Block cookies from unvisited sites
4 = New Cookie Jar policy (prevent storage access to trackers)
Although it may slightly slower page load speeds, disabling domain name resolution will protect you from privacy and security threats.
true will prevent your device to be fingerprinted and any potential security risks from using WebGL.
With this option disabled, websites won't know if you copy/paste something from their web page and which part of the page had been selected.
It prevents websites from knowing whether you are using your laptop on battery or AC power.
It disables the preloading of autocomplete URLs. Firefox preloads URLs that autocomplete when a user types into the address bar.
If TRUE, it allows websites to store data on your computer for when you would be offline.
false in order to prevent websites from knowing if a microphone or a video camera is available on your device.
Mozilla has deployed this option to improve page load speeds. However, it will pose a risk to privacy. That's why it's wiser to keep this option disabled.
Mozilla plans to use DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) by default, however, for most of us, it isn't enabled by default.
Performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via HTTPS protocol prevents your ISP and network administrators to know the URLs you visit.
The other possible values for
0 = Default value in standard Firefox installations (currently is
5, which means DoH is disabled)
1 = DoH is enabled, but Firefox picks if it uses DoH or regular DNS based on which returns faster query responses
2 = DoH is enabled, and regular DNS works as a backup
3 = DoH is enabled, and regular DNS is disabled
5 = DoH is disabled
That's all! 😌
Hopefully, you will now enjoy your privacy rights.
I would be happy to hear from you, any feedback or suggestion.