Browser Compartmentalization: Minimize tracking and boost your privacy...


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This is a practice I find extremely useful from a privacy and security perspective.

For those who are unaware, Browser Compartmentalization (also called Browser Isolation) is simply dedicating a browser for a particular type of activity. This will therefore require that you install multiple browsers in your system.

I always have 5 or 6 browsers installed as follows:

1. Browser 1: For my emails and cloud files.
2. Browser 2: For my online search activities without an account.
3. Browser 3: For my social media accounts.
4. Browser 4: For my online shopping accounts.
5. Browser 5: For YouTube and other search activities with an account.
6. Browser 6: For banking and financial activities.

Browsers 2 & 6 are set to automatically delete all temp files upon close.

This allows me to minimize tracking and boost my privacy and security, whilst keeping essential cookies to avoid having to login everytime.

I use a couple of extensions in some of the browsers, especially in browsers 2 & 5:

1. Enhancer for YouTube
2. uBlock Origin
3. Microsoft Defender

If you do not want to use too many browsers, you can still reduce tracking by using multiple profiles within each browser.

For detailed understanding, check this out:


You should check out his YouTube channel:

Rob Braxman Tech

There are excellent videos focused on privacy and security, and how large Corporations like Google, Facebook, Apple and others are exploiting users.

Hope this helps.

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Here are some uBlock filters to remove annoying banners (you can copy and paste these lines under uBlock Settings/ Filters):

stackexchange.com##.js-consent-banner
superuser.com##.js-consent-banner
stackoverflow.com##.js-consent-banner
mathoverflow.net##.js-consent-banner
serverfault.com##.js-consent-banner
askubuntu.com##.js-consent-banner
stackapps.com##.js-consent-banner
unix.stackexchange.com##.js-consent-banner
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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