Mozilla Firefox 86 Released with Privacy Improvements

Mozilla has just released Firefox 86 for all supported desktop platforms, and since it’s a major update, there are several notable improvements this time.

The first of them is called Total Cookie Protection, and it’s a new feature that blocks websites from sharing cookies with each other, thus guaranteeing better privacy and blocking tracking from site to site.

“Our new feature, Total Cookie Protection, works by maintaining a separate “cookie jar” for each website you visit. Any time a website, or third-party content embedded in a website, deposits a cookie in your browser, that cookie is confined to the cookie jar assigned to that website, such that it is not allowed to be shared with any other website,” Mozilla explains.

“In addition, Total Cookie Protection makes a limited exception for cross-site cookies when they are needed for non-tracking purposes, such as those used by popular third-party login providers. Only when Total Cookie Protection detects that you … (read more)

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