Firefox can now automatically remove tracking from URLs

Mozilla’s latest Firefox browser release has a new feature that prevents sites like Facebook from tracking you across websites, Bleeping Computer has reported. Called Query Parameter Stripping, it automatically removes strings of characters added to the end of an URL that allow Facebook, Hubspot, Olytics and other companies to track your clicks and serve targeted ads.

You’ve likely noticed these queries when you click on a link that comes from Facebook, for example. Rather than showing “https://www.engadget.com/example.html,” it might show something like “https://www.engadget.com/example.html?fbclid=aa7-V4yb6Yfit_9_Pd” (not a real example). 

That jumble of characters after the question mark is a query parameter that can tell a company you’ve clicked on a link,

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