Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for iOS

Firefox for iOS has a built-in Enhanced Tracking Protection feature which reduces targeted ads and helps stop advertisers from tracking your browsing. This is done with a list provided by Disconnect to identify and reduce ad, social and analytics trackers, as well as cryptominers and fingerprinters. You can customize your protection by turning off Enhanced Tracking Protection for individual websites and choosing from two levels of protection, Standard or Strict.

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Turn Tracking Protection on or off

Enhanced Tracking Protection is on by default for additional privacy. To turn it off for all websites:
  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (the menu will be at the top right if you're using an iPad):
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  2. Tap Settings in the menu panel.
  3. Tap Tracking Protection.
  4. Slide the switch next Enhanced Tracking Protection to turn it on or offswitchonios.
  5. If turning it on, choose the level of protection you want:
    • Standard: protects you from social media trackers, cross-site trackers, cryptominers and fingerprinters.
    • Strict: this includes the Standard level of protection and also stops known tracking content such as videos, ads and other content that contain tracking code. Pages load faster but this setting can also block some website functionality. If this happens see below to turn off Tracking Protection for a specific site.

Turn Tracking Protection off for specific websites only

By tapping the shield icon you can see how many trackers a website has, and choose to disable Enhanced Tracking Protection for specific websites only.

  1. Tap the shield iconFirefoxShieldIconon the URL bar.
  2. The panel will open to show you what trackers are blocked, as well as options to turn protection on or off.
  3. Tap the switch next to Enabled for this site to switch it off or turn it onswitchonios. Blue means it's enabled.

See what trackers are being blocked

  1. Tap the shield icon on the address bar. A panel will show you the types of trackers on that page.
  2. Tap a type of tracker to see exactly what trackers are being blocked.
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Temporarily disable Tracking Protection for a website

If you having problems with a site loading, you can quickly and temporarily disable Enhanced Tracking Protection for the current tab by long-pressing the refresh button, then tapping Reload without Tracking Protection.
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Read more about tracking and the standards Disconnect uses to create its list. Learn more about the lists used by Firefox for iOS for Tracking Protection.

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