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Self-Destructing Cookies — Silently Dispose Of All Those Unwanted Cookies

by Grey One •

Self Destructing Cookies is a Firefox add-on that automatically removes cookies when they are no longer used by open browser tabs. I’ve found this to be an excellent solution that works silently in the background. Websites will only be permitted to identify you while you actually use them and can not stalk you across the entire web. This is the …

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What A Website Knows About You

by Grey One •

All the cool web sites you visit need to know the properties of your “user agent” (in today’s environment it is your web browser) in order to optimize the views and transactions of the pages you visit on your device. This information (browser and version, operating system and version, etc.) is provided to the web site in the user agent …

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Using Firefox’s Reader View To Remove Web Clutter

by Grey One •

The Firefox browser has a useful feature called “Reader View” which strips away clutter like buttons, ads and background images. It also adjusts the page’s text size, contrast and layout for better readability. You can find the Reader View button here: Here is an article from Reuters as it appears in Page View Mode: There is also a Firefox extension …