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Version 86.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on March 11, 2021 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/86.0.1/releasenotes/  

Thanks @Hardhead   Version 86.0, first offered to Release channel users on February 23, 2021 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/86.0/releasenotes/ Today, Firefox introduces Total Coo

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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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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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
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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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Version 84.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on December 22, 2020

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/84.0.1/releasenotes/

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  • Fixed problems loading secure websites and crashes for users with certain third-party PKCS11 modules and smartcards installed (bug 1682881).

  • Fixed slower than expected performance and flickering on Canvas elements for some Windows users (bug 1683116).

  • Fixed a bug causing some Unity JS games to not load on Apple Silicon devices due to improper detection of the OS version (bug 1680516).

  • Fixed crashes caused by various third-party antivirus software.

 

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Additional information - thanks @1PW

 

Version 85.0, first offered to Release channel users on January 26, 2021
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/85.0/releasenotes/

Firefox no longer supports Adobe Flash. There is no setting available to re-enable Flash support.

New contributors to Firefox 85
https://blog.mozilla.org/community/2021/01/26/new-contributors-to-firefox-85/

Firefox 85 Cracks Down on Supercookies
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/01/26/supercookie-protections/

To further protect users from connection-based tracking, Firefox 85 also partitions pooled connections, prefetch connections, preconnect connections, speculative connections, and TLS session identifiers.

We also want to acknowledge past and ongoing efforts carried out by colleagues in the Brave, Chrome, Safari and Tor Browser teams to combat supercookies in their own browsers.


Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2021-03
Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 85
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-03/

 

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Thanks @Hardhead

 

Version 86.0, first offered to Release channel users on February 23, 2021
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/86.0/releasenotes/

Today, Firefox introduces Total Cookie Protection to Strict Mode. In Total Cookie Protection, every website gets its own “cookie jar,” preventing cookies from being used to track you from site to site.

Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/02/23/total-cookie-protection/

Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop

Security Fixes
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-07/

 

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