Although ad blockers can be useful at blocking annoying advertisements as well as trackers, at times they can break a website completely. This happens because some of the adblockers can identify some elements as ads which would ultimately break the website.
Since this can be problematic, Mozilla has decided to introduce a new feature to resolve the issue. With the latest update, Mozilla has introduced ‘SmartBlock’. According to the organization, Firefox will fix the websites that are broken while keeping users’ privacy.
Mozilla said, “SmartBlock does this by providing local stand-ins for blocked third-party tracking scripts. These stand-in scripts behave just enough like the original ones to make sure that the website works properly. They allow broken sites relying on the original scripts to load with their functionality intact.”
The company added, “The SmartBlock stand-ins are bundled with Firefox: no actual third-party content from the trackers are loaded at all, so there is no chance for them to track you this way. And, of course, the stand-ins themselves do not contain any code that would support tracking functionality.”
If you are experiencing broken websites and using Firefox, then you might want to update to the latest version of Firefox.