How to disable online tracking in Firefox 4 Web browser

Nowadays it seems that advertisers and Websites are tracking users online activities more and more, to fight back this kind of practice, Web browsers including Firefox 4, are trying hard to tighten security to protect the user when surfing the net, with the integration of opt-out online behavioral tracking privacy feature to provide more control.

In Firefox 4 by default Websites can track your online activities, the good news is that the browser has the option Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked, having this option selected will tell Websites that you wish not to be tracked and they will respond to the signal.

Because not everybody likes to be tracked online, in this short how-to article I am going to show you how to disable tracking in Firefox 4, this way you can feel a little bit safer browsing the internet and you won’t be target with specific ads anymore by the result of your online activities or have your online activity information collected and shared by others.

1.  First click the new Firefox 4 orange button and select Options.

Firefox 4 - Path to options

2.  Navigate to the Advanced Tab and under Browsing check the box for Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked.

Firefox 4 - Advanced Tab disable Tracking

3.  Click OK to finish and you are done!

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].