Today, web browsing is a real experience in itself, as web browsers are so advanced. Firefox works to protect your privacy. New example with the next major update.
The web would be very different without its cookies. These have been around for a long time but their use has reeled off a lot in recent years, allowing today some to follow you, to know everything about your sessions. And this cannot go on. Some browsers have decided to take action. This is the case of Firefox which attacks supercookies in its new major version.
Firefox 85 tackles supercookies
Cookies were introduced to the web many years ago. Originally, this was to allow websites to remember a number of things about you and your activity on the sites, so that you do not have to start all over each time you return to a site. , for example.
By isolating them to prevent abuse
That being said, while cookies are still useful, companies today are using these cookies to track your activity very precisely and with that data serve you personalized advertisements, which may seem intrusive, and rightly so. The good news is that Mozilla has been working to limit the possibilities of cookies for some time. In Firefox 85, the Mozilla foundation specifically targets supercookies.
Supercookies are cookies, as the name suggests, but “hidden” cookies. This means that even if you clear your browser cache, it is possible that these supercookies remain present on your machine. With Firefox 85, Mozilla wants to limit their powers as much as possible by isolating them. To do this, the browser partitions the caches used by top-level sites, be it HTTP cache, image cache, favicon, HSTS, OCSP, stylesheets, fonts, DNS, HTTP Authentication , Alt-Svc and TLS certificates.
In the end, this functionality should prevent abuse related to supercookies without compromising their primary utility. If your privacy is important to you, then Firefox 85 might be of interest to you.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.