Automatically Delete Firefox History and Cookies at Exit

Automatically Delete Firefox History and Cookies at Exit

While surfing the Web, your Internet activity is saved in the browser through the browser history feature, cookies and temporary Internet files. By default, Firefox saves all your data including browsing history, cookies, cache and even searched keywords. Therefore, Don’t let your internet history fall into the wrong hands. All right! What can you do to keep your past visits hidden? Delete it, regularly. Or perhaps the smartest move of all: make sure it is never even stored.

Although it’s fairly simple to delete your cookies and temporary files manually, Firefox has a groovy feature to automatically delete everything each time you exit Firefox.

How to automatically delete your history and cookies every time you close your Firefox browser

Step 1: Open the Firefox Menu by click the button in the top right corner. it looks like three horizontal lines on top of each other.

Step 2: Select Options on the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Select Privacy & Security listed on the left.

How to automatically delete your history and cookies every time you close your Firefox browser

Step 3: Click the dropdown menu to the right of Firefox will under the History section of the menu, then choose the Never remember history option.

Automatically Delete Firefox History and Cookies at Exit

Firefox will then prompt you to restart the browser so that these changes can take effect.

Here are explanations for what each setting does:

Remember history: When selected, Firefox records a log of all of your browsing history.
Never remember history: When selected, Firefox does not record any browsing history whatsoever.
Use custom settings for history: Allows you to customize a number of Firefox’s history-related settings, detailed below.

The option “Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed” removes cookies and site data from Firefox when you exit the browser. You may add exceptions to keep cookies and site data for select sites.

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