Better Privacy is a Firefox add-on that serves to protect against undeletable long-term cookies, a new generation of 'Super-Cookie', which silently conquered the internet.
This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research. Concerning privacy 'Flash' and 'DOM Storage' -cookies are most critical.
The BetterPrivacy extension keeps you save against cookies with Super-Cookie Safeguard.
Flash-Cookies (Local Shared Objects) are pieces of information placed on your computer by a Flash plugin. Those Super-Cookies are placed in central system folders and so protected from deletion.
They are frequently used like standard browser cookies. Although their thread potential is much higher as of conventional cookies, only few users began to take notice of them.
It is of frequent occurrence that -after a time- hundreds of those cookies reside in special folders. And they won't be deleted - never! BetterPrivacy can stop them, e.g. by silently removing those cookies on every browser start.
So this extension is sort of "install and forget add-on". Though the automatic deletion is absolutely safe (no negative impact on your browsing), it is still possible to review and delete new Flash-cookies manually.
BetterPrivacy also protects against 'DOM Storage' longterm user tracking, a browser feature which has been granted by the major browser manufactures.
The BetterPrivacy addon is cross-platform and it works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
· Firefox 3.5 - 11.*
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· fixed: BetterPrivacy timer restores Firefox from minimized state or sets focus to Firefox window
· fixed: BetterPrivacy edit protection list function removes exclusions
· fixed: BetterPrivacy supporting FF versions >= 10