Enable Tracking Protection in Privacy Mode in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox, like some other web browser, offers options to protect you from some of the well known tracking sites. These tracking sites may keep a record of your online activities through the use of cookies which are then used to offer you content specific to your interest determined by your web browsing behavior. While most of this is harmless for everyone, some of the users may not want tracking in any form while they visit their favorite sites – especially using the Privacy Mode in Firefox browser. Privacy Mode in Firefox is a special mode of Firefox that does not keep any local record of websites you visit – it can be launched using the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+P or from the Firefox menu.

Firefox Tracking Protection for Privacy Mode

Fortunately, there is a very simple way to enable or rather extend the tracking protection in Firefox to the Privacy Mode :

  1. First of all open Mozilla Firefox browser, type about:config in the address bar and press the Enter key.
  2. You will see a warning about voiding of the warranty. Proceed by clicking on the button labeled I’ll be careful, I promise.Firefox Tracking Protection for Privacy Mode
  3. In the search box, type tracking to narrow down the settings we want to change.
  4. Double-click on setting privacy.trackingprotection.pbmode.enabled and change its value to true. This is the setting that enables the tracking protection in the privacy mode of Firefox.Firefox Tracking Protection for Privacy Mode
  5. Close the settings tab and now you can try opening the privacy mode in your Firefox mode – the tracking protection should stay enabled everywhere.

Privacy Mode of Firefox stops the collection of all the data like history, cookies and such, when you visit sites in this mode. It makes sense that you also extend the tracking protection to the privacy mode too as you do not want trackers to tracking your private web browsing activities.