Firefox 86 will keep cookies on an even shorter leash

It also tightens user data collection cookies management and multiple picture-in-picture mode introduces the 86-day major version of Firefox, launched in days, with the usual fixes and tweaks.

The recently announced Total Cookie Protection feature expands the range of Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) security solutions to strengthen user data protection. The solution limits the scope of cookies, preventing them from tracking user activity across multiple websites using various embedded elements.

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Mozilla has been working more and more systematically to block cookies that collect user data in Firefox for a long time, for example by blocking trackers marked on the Disconnect blacklist with the mentioned ETP, introduced in 2019. Total Cookie Protection takes this one step further and assigns its own “cookie roll” to each page you visit, that is, a separate container from which that website and third-party content embedded in the page do not have access to other interfaces. The only exception is the solution with functional cookies used for login and similar tasks.

Another big innovation of Firefox 86 is that its desktop versions already support multiple picture-in-picture modes. In the browser, Mozilla first armed the picture-in-picture feature at the end of 2019, which allows highlighted videos to be highlighted in a separate window hovering over the browser, so they can be viewed while navigating to another tab. Until now, the feature has been limited to one video, but with the latest version of Firefox, you can highlight any amount of online video in separate windows at once. Of course, updating the browser also brings a number of major and minor fixes and bug fixes – the new version is now available for download on macOS, Windows and Linux platforms as well as Android.


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