Settings & addons for Firefox web browser to get better online privacy

These settings can be done on firefox & firefox based web browser to get better privacy

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  • Tick “Tell sites that i do not want to be tracked

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  • Untick “Enable Telemetry
  • Untick “Enable Firefox Health Report
  • Untick “Enable Crash Reporter

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  • Write “ about:config” on address bar and press “Enter”
  • Click “i ‘ll be careful, I promise!

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Find these preference names and change the Status as shown below

  1. media.peerconnection.enabled        False
  2. network.http.referer.XOriginPolicy            1
  3. network.http.referer.spoofSource         True
  4. network.http.referer.trimmingPolicy:          2
  5. browser.startup.page            0
  6. geo.enabled         False
  7. browser.safebrowsing.enabled        False
  8. browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled         False

If you have 4 GB or more RAM

  1. browser.cache.disk.enable     false
  2. browser.cache.memory.enable      True
  3. Add this new integer entry with name “browser.cache.memory.capacity”  and value integer “400000”

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DISABLING MALICIOUS & PHISIHING URL DETECTION

This feature helps if detecting malware distributing & phishing websites. But to do so it transmit URL of all website you visit to google servers. So some folks may disable it if you want extreme privacy. Its up to you

To disable

  • Untick “Block reported attack sites
  • Untick “Block reported web forgeries

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ADD UBLOCK ADDON

To block ads, tracking websites, social media widgets

Configure ublock settings

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In tab “3rd party filters” tick as shown below

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  • When done click “Apply changes

ADD SELF DESTRUSTING COOKIES ADDON

Self destructing cookie settings

  • You may want to increase the “grace period” to “1200
  • Untick “Notifications

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  • All the cookies of websites will be deleted when you close the tab. So you might want to add some website in “Whitelist” whos cookies will not be deleted
  • To do so click “Edit Whitelist

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  • Enter the name of website which you want to whitelist
  • Click “Allow
  • Click “Close

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If you don’t want cookies of a website to be deleted. This is another method for whitelisting those websites. You can do so by

  1. open the website
  2. Click on “Self destructing cookie” icon
  3. Select “never” so that the cookie of this website will never be deleted
  4. For online shopping and online banking website you should select “after you close the browser”.

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