Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. When something is private to a person, it usually means that something is inherently special or sensitive to them. How do you protect and manage your privacy online? The extensions in this collection are designed to give you more control of your personal information.
Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blockerby
Ghostery is a free and open-source privacy and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application. Since February 2017, it has been owned by the German company Cliqz International GmbH. The code was originally developed by David Cancel and associates. Ghostery is a powerful privacy extension, Block ads, stop trackers and speed up websites.
Why choose Ghostery?
Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker is a comprehensive privacy protection extension. It’s the first to combine the best of blocklist and AI-powered anti-tracking technologies. Enhanced Ad Blocking works alongside Enhanced Anti Tracking to block any ads that would otherwise slip through. Lastly, this powerful extension speeds up pages and improves overall page performance.
Firefox Disconnect Addon by Disconnect
Visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history. Disconnect was named the best privacy tool by the New York Times (2016), Innovation Award winner for Best Privacy and Security software at South by Southwest (2015), listed as one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Chrome extensions by Lifehacker.
▪ Load the pages you go to up to 44% faster and save up to 39% bandwidth.
▪ Stop tracking by thousands of third-party sites.
Disconnect is open-source, pay-what-you-want software. You can get help on our site.
Note about using Disconnect with other filtering add-ons like Adblock Plus: Disconnect is compatible with other filtering add-ons, but if you want Disconnect to show blocking info, uninstall then reinstall any other filtering add-ons you have (i.e., Disconnect must be added first). P.S. Green (or checked) means blocked!
Forget Me Not - Forget cookies & other data
Make the browser forget website data (like cookies, local storage, etc.), except for the data you want to keep by adding domains to a whitelist, graylist, blacklist, or redlist. Your privacy is of the utmost importance.
This extension does not analyze or collect anything beyond what it needs to fulfill its duty. It does not send any data anywhere not even anonymously.
This web-extension deletes data websites store in the browser in the following situations:
- When all instances of a website have been left:
- Local-Storage (Firefox 58+ only)
- History & Downloads
- This can be delayed in seconds
- Different cleanup types can be applied (see the help page within the add-on for a more detailed description)
- Never: No cleaning.
- On Startup: Clean only on browser start.
- On Leave: Clean on domain leave and on browser start.
- Instantly: Prevent data from being set, if possible. Otherwise behave like On Leave.
- When the browser starts:
- Cookies (optionally only when not whitelisted)
- Local Storage (optionally only when not whitelisted on Firefox 58+)
- Form Data
- Indexed DB
- Plugin Data
- Service Workers
- Server Bound Certificates
- Delete thirdparty cookies on creation
- When a cookie is set without belonging to a domain that is open in a tab, it is considered a thirdparty cookie.
- This can be delayed in seconds
- Rules still apply
- Manually clean the above
Facebook Container by Firefox
Firefox container Prevent Facebook from tracking you around the web. The Facebook Container extension for Firefox helps you take control and isolate your web activity from Facebook. Facebook Container works by isolating your Facebook identity into a separate container that makes it harder for Facebook to track your visits to other websites with third-party cookies.
Installing this extension closes your Facebook tabs, deletes your Facebook cookies, and logs you out of Facebook.
The next time you navigate to Facebook it will load in a new blue colored browser tab (the “Container”). You can log in and use Facebook normally when in the Facebook Container. If you click on a non-Facebook link or navigate to a non-Facebook website in the URL bar, these pages will load outside of the container. Clicking Facebook Share buttons on other browser tabs will load them within the Facebook Container. You should know that using these buttons passes information to Facebook about the website that you shared from
Protects you against tracking through "free", centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.
Websites have increasingly begun to rely much more on large third-parties for content delivery. Canceling requests for ads or trackers is usually without issue, however blocking actual content, not unexpectedly, breaks pages. The aim of this add-on is to cut out the middleman by providing lightning speed delivery of local (bundled) files to improve online privacy.
• Protects privacy by evading large delivery networks that claim to offer free services.
• Complements regular blockers such as uBlock Origin (recommended), Adblock Plus, et al.
• Works directly out of the box; absolutely no prior configuration required.
Firefox History Cleaner
Delete your browsing history older than a specified number of days (to do this go into the Firefox Add-ons Manager, find History Cleaner, and set the number of days in Preferences; setting it to “0” will disable history deletion).
Firefox Smart HTTPS
Smart HTTPS is a Firefox extension that helps you always use the secure HTTPS protocol, if supported by the site’s server. It automatically changes HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS, and if loading errors occur, the extension will revert back to the original HTTP protocol.
HTTP vs. HTTPS — why it matters
HTTP, or Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol, is the way a server communicates with the browser. HTTP enables visitors to view a website and send information back and forth to the server. HTTPS, or Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol Secure, is communication through a secure connection. Communications through HTTPS are encrypted by a secure certificate known as an SSL. The encryption prevents third-parties from eavesdropping on communications to and from the server. Read more about HTTPS here.
a. Automatically change all HTTP requests to the secure HTTPS
b. All websites (addresses) that do not support HTTPS are remembered in order to speed up the protocol-check process. Note that you can see and delete these items from the extension's Options page.
c. Toolbar button serves as the extension’s ON-OFF switch. Blue indicates ON and Gray is OFF.
d. Add desired websites to the whitelist (see Options page).
Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers. Instead of keeping lists of what to block, Privacy Badger learns by watching which domains appear to be tracking you as you browse the Web.
Privacy Badger sends the Do Not Track signal with your browsing. If trackers ignore your wishes, your Badger will learn to block them. Privacy Badger starts blocking once it sees the same tracker on three different websites.
Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook, Google and Twitter, with more privacy protections on the way.