Open Bug 1495192 Opened 3 years ago Updated 4 days ago
Add a pref to disable Do Not Track in Firefox
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0 Build ID: 20180920131237 Steps to reproduce: I want a option to disable 'Do Not Track' feature in firefox. Currently there are two options - 1. It will be enabled when using Tracking Protection. 2. It will be enabled always. Actual results: There is no option to disable the 'Do Not Track' feature. Expected results: Please add an option to disable Do Not Track feature. So we can get an option to disable Do Not Track fully or not.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Preferences
Johann, can you move this somewhere more appropriate?
Where? Actually I am kinda new here.
To the 'Tracking protection'?
OS: Unspecified → Windows
Priority: -- → P1
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Please don't set the priority field. (In reply to Anabadyo from comment #2) > Where? Actually I am kinda new here. The question was not directed at you. Someone else will come along and move this somewhere more appropriate. :-)
Priority: P1 → --
So I think as far as Preferences is concerned this is a WONTFIX (to edge-casey to expose to users in about:preferences), I do think however we could benefit from having an about:config flag for this, because I've also been annoyed when testing Tracking Protection that web properties change their behavior based on this flag and TP sets it by default (this is good behavior on part of the websites but not great for me as a browser developer). Probably not a great priority either, though.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Preferences → Tracking Protection
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: add an option to disable do not track in firefox → Add a pref to disable Do Not Track in Firefox
There is a reason we don't offer an option to turn DNT off and Tracking Protection on. Disconnect will whitelist trackers that honor DNT. So if a tracker is whitelisted since they honor DNT, Tracking Protection will not block them. That tracker will, however, track the user if they don't send the DNT flag. Hence, we tie TP with DNT. I'm not opposed to adding an about:config option for advanced users and developers to get around this and potentially open themselves up to tracking by the whitelisted trackers who honor DNT.
Component: Protections UI → Privacy: Anti-Tracking
Product: Firefox → Core
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