Privacy Settings in Mozilla Firefox - A Primer
Date Added: Feb 22, 2011
|Open source software maker Mozilla's Firefox web browser offers a three-part privacy control panel that allows users to take control of their privacy while surfing the web.
Mozilla, which is beta away from dishing out the Firefox 4 release candidate, lets users manage their browsing history, website cookies and location from a single panel, making the whole process a lot less completed.
To manage the browsing history on Firefox, the Thunderbird maker has provided three simple choices, Remember history, Never remember history and Use custom settings for history.
The remember history options allows the browser to store the user's browsing history which is deleted by default after every 90 days. From this option, users can instantly delete the browsing history and cookies if they don't want to wait for the 90 days to be up.
The never remember history option will instruct the browser to never remember any browsing history, list files on the Downloads window, not remember texts entered on the address bar or search tabs and will accept all cookies from websites but delete them when the browser is closed.
The browser offers users to customise their privacy settings according to their needs. This includes custom settings for browsing history, cookies and search and form history. In case you are looking for automated tools for managing privacy while surfing the internet then please visit our privacy section.
Users can also decide what information does the location bar displays when they type the text or web site addresses on it. If users have selected the History and Bookmarks option then the location bar display results from websites that were visited previously. Users can also choose to make then location bar give results from the history or bookmarks as well.
However, if users choose nothing, the location bar will not give results every time a user types something in it. This option can be used to prevent guest users from discovering what websites you have visited and which have you bookmarked when they use the location bar.
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