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https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/04/latest-firefox-rolls-out-enhanced-tracking-protection-2-0-blocking-redirect-trackers-by-default/

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Firefox deletes tracking cookies every day

With ETP 2.0, Firefox users will now be protected against these methods as it checks to see if cookies and site data from those trackers need to be deleted every day. ETP 2.0 stops known trackers from having access to your information, even those with which you may have inadvertently visited. ETP 2.0 clears cookies and site data from tracking sites every 24 hours.

Sometimes trackers do more than just track. They may also offer services you engage with, such as a search engine or social network. If Firefox cleared cookies for these services we’d end up logging you out of your email or social network every day, so we don’t clear cookies from sites you have interacted with in the past 45 days, even if they are trackers. This way you don’t lose the benefits of the cookies that keep you logged in on sites you frequent, and you don’t open yourself up to being tracked indefinitely based on a site you’ve visited once. To read the technical details about how this works, visit our Security Blog post.

What does this all mean for you? You can simply continue to browse the web with Firefox. We are doing more to protect your privacy, automatically. Without needing to change a setting or preference, this new protection deletes cookies that use workarounds to track you so you can rest easy.

Check out and download the latest version of Firefox available here.

 

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  • Root Admin

Thanks @Porthos - as discussed before this is one reason why I recommend a plugin to delete cookies. Unfortunately all browsers have different built-in methods of dealing with cookies but all of them are lacking in features.

Delete Cookies Automatically

Cookie AutoDelete plugin
Chrome | Firefox 

Enable it to automatically delete and you exclude only the cookies you want to keep. No 45 day wait - deletes very quickly

 

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  • Root Admin

Thanks @1PW 

Yes, some of the sites like MajorGeeks grab this ahead of actual release. I normally wait until the main channel has it before I report it, but thank you for the heads up

 

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