With the launch of the latest version of Edge, a new browser race has begun and one of the most important concerns is privacy. Some browsers have a wide range of privacy tools, while others offer only a few types of protection. The differences can be worthwhile choosing (or dropping) a browser.
In the following articles we offer a breakdown, browser by browser, of which types of tracking protection each offers, according to the information provided. We have tried out every browser and looked at how it handles first-party cookies (which are usually used for things such as remembering your login details and what's in your shopping cart) and third-party cookies (which are often used by advertisers and others to collect information and follow your online behavior).
We also tell you how to adjust the settings for each browser to maximize the protection against cookies or to remove them completely. (Keep in mind that blocking all cookies can cause some sites to break. That is why we also explain how you can adjust your settings to allow certain cookies.)
Of course there are other factors that you should take into account should keep in mind when evaluating a browser, including speed, compatibility and how comfortable you use it. And maybe you already have a favorite browser or you need to use the browser on your work system. But your personal information is important to protect, and if you are not satisfied with how your browser handles it, you may want to try another one. Even if you do not intend to change your browser quickly, it is not a bad idea to learn how to maximize your privacy.