Privacy Protection issue?

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Hi I seem to have an issue that just started since last ver update.
Privacy protection is blocking some of a web page (images) (Walmart Weekly adds, and others)
If I manually disable all addons, I still get this issue.
If I start in safe mode everything works.
If I enable all my addons and disable tracking protection in address bar, for that page every thing works.
Something in Tracking Protection has changed in this ver. 56.0.1
I do not want to leave tracking protection off, even if for that site.
Any suggestions, or fix?



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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 5:42 pm

Did you check the Web Console to see what items are blocked by Tracking Protection?

Did you check the Tracking Protection setting in Options (Change Block List)? ... on-firefox

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Post Posted October 13th, 2017, 3:44 am

To the best of my knowledge the Tracking Protection is All or Nothing... the article linked about from the Support site show's an option Box... there is only a button 'Disable/Enable' tracking, no way that I've found to add 'exceptions'.


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Post Posted October 13th, 2017, 10:19 am

There is in FF57 a tracking protection icon in the URL bar which appears on some sites. By clicking on the icon you can disable it for that particular site as shown here [2nd icon] even though tracking protection remains on globally; you can also re-enable it.


I have not thoroughly investigated this but it appears to work that way. I do not know where the exceptions list is stored.

In my case I had to disable it in order to watch video on a news site.

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