Folks, In this post, we will be taking a look at 10 must-have Firefox add-ons to protect your privacy online. The growing number of hackers and data breaches doesn’t sound fantastic, and you need to take action before anything terrible happens to you.
Starting with my and probably your favorite extension, uBlock Origin, it is a must-have add-on for every internet user. It’s more than an ad-blocker; it blocks crypto mining codes, tracking, malicious URLs, and lot more features it provides. The best part of uBlock Origin is it is open source and published under a GPLv3 license.
Cookie Manager lets you manage cookies effortlessly. You can also backup cookies and import them to another computer as well. It enables you to search cookies by entering domain or subdomains and removing a particular site’s cookies if needed. Built for developers, testers, and users concerned about online privacy. The source code is open and encourages developers to contribute.
Remembering passwords is daunting, but fortunately, we have an extension that can generate and store unlimited passwords for free. This extension is from Bitwarden, and you need an account to use it. The basic plan allows you to store unlimited passwords, but the 2FA feature requires paid plan.
NoScript Security Suite is a perfect extension to block all pesky embedded snippets which execute in the background and take advantage of the browser’s vulnerability. This extension blocks those scripts from executing, thus keeping your data and computer safe.
Multi-Account Containers function similar to user profiles in Chrome Browser. You can have separate containers for work, personal, and family. You can quickly swap accounts without the need to sign in and out or open an incognito window.
Opt-out for Analytics tells analytics API to reject the tracking request. This extension is built for web admins to prevent the analytics from tracking their usage. Some ad-blockers effectively block Google Analytics, but some extensions require configuration. This extension works out of the box and shows the number of rejected tracking API requests.
Facebook Container extension prevents Facebook from tracking your web activity. The container isolates the cookies of Facebook and makes it harder for Facebook to track your actions on other websites, including sites with Facebook Pixel installed, because the extension isolates your identity into a separate container.
Some websites require you to create an account to use certain features. Instead of using your email address, you can click on Bloody Vikings extension to enter a temporary email address to create an account. Bloody Vikings will open a window in the background to let you verify the email address in case the site uses a doubt opt-in.
Cookie AutoDelete add-on will delete any cookies that are not being used. You can white-list trusted domains to tell the extension not to delete the cookies from those domains. The recent update made Cookie AutoDelete compatible to work with Firefox multi-account container extension.
10. History Cleaner
History Cleaner will clean your browsing history according to your configured interval. You can set the number of days you want to keep your browsing history, and after that, the extension will automatically delete them. Note: You will be logged out from all websites when the history is deleted.
Thanks for checking out this post; I hope you found this helpful. Let me know in the comments which Firefox extension I should add to this list.