Firefox Browser welcome pages are available after reaching certain milestones to help you get the most out of Firefox. Learn more about them in this FAQ.
When you open the Firefox Browser after reaching a certain user milestone — say, on your fifth day after downloading the browser or on your one-year anniversary of joining Firefox — you’re shown a page in a new tab. This page is known as a Firefox Browser welcome page.
Firefox Browser welcome pages help you get the most from Firefox products and services.
No, never. These pages feature only Firefox content.
The content delivered in a Firefox Browser welcome page is based on your latest Firefox installation, which contains details about the browser’s build, locale, operating system that it’s installed on, and Firefox type (such as Nightly, Developer Edition, Beta or regular). It is not based on your behavior or personal details.
If you’d like to know more, here are the specifics:
- Firefox regularly fetches a collection of Firefox Browser welcome pages from our servers. The collection is tailored to the technical parameters of your copy of Firefox, including version, locale and distribution channel.
- When you restart Firefox after becoming eligible for a Firefox Browser welcome page, Firefox automatically opens a new tab showing the page.
- If you opt out of all recommendations from Firefox, you will not see a Firefox Browser welcome page unless you update your browser settings to allow recommendations. Here is more information about opting out.
The Firefox Privacy Notice explains the data that Mozilla receives from Firefox, including default technical and interaction data that Firefox uses to improve performance, set your default search provider, and display Firefox Browser welcome pages. We collect information about how many times these pages appear and whether or not you interact with them. However, this information is not associated with any of the other technical and interaction information about you or your copy of the Firefox browser.
If you don’t like a Firefox Browser welcome page, you can simply close the page. If you want to hide all Firefox Browser welcome pages, then you’ll need to update your browser preferences. To hide all Firefox Browser welcome pages, see the next section.
If you prefer to not see Firefox Browser welcome pages, you can hide them. They are currently shown via the Browsing Recommend preferences settings.
In order to hide Firefox Browser welcome pages, you need to do the following:
Go to the Firefox OptionsPreferences
- Click the menu button
and select Options.Preferences.
- In the General panel, go down to the Browsing section.
- Uncheck the box next to Recommend extensions as you browse and the box next to Recommend features as you browse (both must be unchecked).
Firefox Browser welcome pages are available only in certain countries.
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