Another win for Tracking Protection in Firefox

13 December 2017   0 comments   Web development, Mozilla

Mind that age!

This blog post is 5 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection

When I read Swedish news I usually open DN.se. At least I used to. Opening it used to feel like an "investment". It takes too long to load and it makes the browser all janky because of the weight of all ad videos and whatnot.

With Tracking Protection, which is built in to recent versions of Firefox, all of those load speed concerns goes away pretty much.

Without Tracking Protection

Without

  • 322 requests
  • 8.78MB transferred
  • 16.12s to finish fully loading

With Tracking Protection

With Tracking Protection

  • 67 requests
  • 1.15MB transferred
  • 8.42s to finish fully loading

I've blogged about this before but I'm just so excited I felt like repeating it. With Tracking Protection now enabled it actually feels fun to open heavy-on-ads news sites again. Perhaps even worth paying for.

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