While there are plenty of benefits of using Mozilla Firefox, keeping your browsing history safe and private is not one of these. You may have heard the term: “If you’re not buying the product, then you are the product.” The same can apply to Mozilla Firefox as well.
In the modern digital age, big products cannot survive for too long without adequate funding. We have discovered how Google and Facebook use our private data for their own benefits by selling it to anyone willing to pay in buckets. It would be a mistake to assume that other companies like Mozilla may not think the same way or face the same pressure of keeping the till ringing.
Plenty of our data is recorded when we use Mozilla Firefox to surf the web. You can actually see your search history and browsing activities recorded directly inside the app. All this data can be used by Mozilla, or any other entity for their financial benefits.
If you’ve heard about search advertising, you would understand that your private data is used to create your own profile which states specifically what are your likes and dislikes. This data is then sold to advertising companies, who then create personalized ads especially tailored for you, and bombard you with the most alluring and flavorful ads.
Even if your data is not used in such a manner, you still may not want your browsing history to be recorded inside the app for everyone to see. Your online searches may revolve around things that you wouldn’t want to show to anyone else. In such a scenario, it is always better to delete your browsing and search history before it gets into the hands of any other person against your will.
If you want your personal life to remain personal, then it would be better to delete your search and browsing history altogether from Firefox.
It is easy to delete your search and browsing history from your Firefox browser. The following methods will help you delete your search and browsing history from Firefox:
Step 1: Click the Library button
Step 2: Go to History
Step 3: Click Clear Recent History
Step 4: Select how much history you want to delete
Step 5: Click the drop-down menu next to "Time range to clear" to choose how much of your history you want to clear
Step 6: Mark the check boxes of information you want to clear from your history
Step 7: Click Clear Now
The items you've selected will be cleared from your history.
The following steps will turn on the feature that deletes all your browsing history automatically every town you close your Firefox browse:
Step 1: Click the menu button
Step 2: Choose Options
Step 3: Select the Privacy & Security panel
Step 4: Go to the History section
Step 5: In the drop-down menu: choose "Use custom settings for history"
Step 6: Check the box for "Clear history when Firefox closes"
Step 7: To specify what types of history should be cleared, click the Settings button
Step 8: Check the items that you want to be cleared automatically
Step 9: Click OK to close the Settings
Step 10: Close the page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
Step 1: Click the Library button
Step 2: Click History
Step 3: Click "Show All History"
Step 4: Search for websites you want to remove from history via the Search History field
Step 5: Press Enter
Step 6: In the search results, right-click on the site you want to remove
Step 7: Select Forget About This Site