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Support => New Users => Topic started by: Peterpedro on February 14, 2020, 12:44:37 am

Title: Does an ICE application "inherit" the privacy settings of the browser?
Post by: Peterpedro on February 14, 2020, 12:44:37 am
 Let' s say I have 3th party cookies and fingerprint blocking in my Firefox settings. Then I create an ICE application for xyz.com website. When I run the application, does it block cookies and fingerprinting?

Thanks
Title: Re: Does an ICE application "inherit" the privacy settings of the browser?
Post by: spence on February 14, 2020, 04:05:12 pm
It depends upon which browser you select for the new SSB...

If you are using Firefox as the browser of choice then no. For each and every new Firefox SSB is automagically a containerized instance which needs it's own addons and settings and will have non-communicating cookies. While the Chrome, Chromium & Vivaldi based SSBs CAN inherit the parent browser's settings, they will not if you check the box for Create the SSB with an isolated browser profile

Expedience may lead one to not check that box, yet that rather defeats the privacy a containerized SSB instance can provide

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