Delete Browsing Data on Quit in Firefox for Android

Some web browsers focus on the user privacy and the security. Firefox for the Android platform is one of such web browsers. In the Android version of the Firefox web browser, there is a setting using which we can auto-clear everything at the browser exit or quit.

The benefit of this feature is that the user does not have to worry about what is saved on the smartphone. Wen this feature has been enabled, everything is cleared as soon as the Firefox web browser is closed. It removes all the kinds of data including the cookies, cache and the download files.

Here is how we can make Firefox browser for Android automatically clear the browsing data at exit:

  1. Launch Firefox browser on your Android smartphone.
  2. Tap on the menu icon in the Firefox browser. This will make it display the menu for the Firefox browser App.
  3. From the menu that appears, choose Settings.Delete Browsing Data on Quit on Firefox
  4. On the settings screen, select Delete Browsing Data on Quit.
  5. This will open a new screen from where you can select what kind of browsing history related data is to be removed automatically at quit. We can make a selection from open tabs, browsing history and site data, cookies, cached images & files, site permissions and downloads.Delete Browsing Data on Quit on Firefox

It must be noted that in order for the Firefox to auto-remove this browsing data, the user must quit the browser in the proper way. In order to quit Firefox, you have to first tap on the menu icon and the from the menu, you must select Quit from the main menu. On some versions of Android this “Quit” does not appear and in those cases, closing the Firefox app is considered same as quitting the app.

It is also going to clear the cookies. When cookies are removed,  your login information is also removed which means that you will have to re-login every time you launch the Firefox web browser.