Mozilla's new Firefox feature blocks cross-site cookie tracking

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Mozilla's new Firefox feature blocks cross-site cookie tracking
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Mozilla's new Firefox feature blocks cross-site cookie tracking

Total Cookie Protection creates a separate 'cookie jar' for each website, preventing users from being tracked across the web

Mozilla has released Firefox 86 for Windows, Macs, and Linux machines, adding a new feature to prevent cookies from tracking users' movements across the web. The new Total Cookie Protection priv...

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