Privacy Badger is one of the best privacy browser extension to protect your privacy online.
But what is Privacy Badger?
And how to use Privacy Badger properly?
In this article, I’m gonna tell you everything you need to know about EFF Privacy Badger, and why it’s useless on Chrome.
Privacy Badger is an ultimate privacy browser extension created by the EFF foundation.
Privacy Badger’s mission is to protect and block third-party domains from tracking your online activity.
One difference of Privacy Badger is that it clear tracking cookies from these third-party domains.
Privacy Badger is completely free and compatible with most popular privacy browser extension like uBlock Origin.
Do I need to use Privacy Badger?
Do you still not use Privacy Badger?!
Well, it’s time to change the cards on the table.
You should absolutely use Privacy Badger, it’s better than always clear all cookies.
Why is it useless on Google Chrome?
Because Google directly take the data of Chrome.
To really protect your privacy and also use Privacy Badger properly, install Mozilla Firefox!
How to use Privacy Badger properly
First of all, you need to install Privacy Badger.
Privacy Badger is available on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
It can also installed on Chromium-based browsers like Brave.
Let’s get started!
Step #1 - Best Privacy Badger Settings
As shown in the image above.
Click the checkbox “Show domains that don’t appear to be tracking you”.
And also if available click the checkbox “Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP address”.
The section “Disabled Sites” is where you find all the domains you have blocked.
The section “Tracking Domains” is where you find all the tracking domains that tried to track you while browsing.
Step #2 - Understanding how to use Privacy Badger
Privacy Badger has three options.
- Block. Privacy Badger will completely block this domain, including all its assets, cookies, and scripts.
- Don’t save cookies. Privacy Badger will leave this domain from loading assets, cookies, scripts, but will delete all cookies when closing the browser.
- Allow. Privacy Badger will leave this domain completely.
What to block
Some websites embed or use Facebook when loading the web page, Facebook will know that you were there, what did you do there, and more.
You need Facebook on Facebook, not on other websites.
So domains like that you should absolutely block it.
What not to block
You should not block domains that are needed to load necessary scripts like CSS.
For example, websites that use Cloudflare, Cloudflare is needed because of security and page objects.
When is like that, then you need to use the option “Don’t save cookies”.
Like that when you close the browser, all cookies store by those domains will be automatically deleted.
Step #3 - DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Combo (optional)
A really good combo is to use DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials with Privacy Badger.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials will help Privacy Badger to block other domains that don’t respect your privacy.
To use DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials you just need to install the browser extension, you don’t have to change any settings.
I hope I helped you find out what is and why should you use Privacy Badge.
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