Firefox browser is now serving snippet-based ads
Mozilla, the company which tends to present their Firefox browser as the only independent browser that cares for your privacy, just started serving ads. According to Reddit, many users are reporting Booking.com ads showing in the snippet area of the latest Firefox v64.0 browser edition. Until now, snippet area mostly contained information and tips about Mozilla services.
After clicking on the ad, you will be redirected to Booking.com page that clearly states partnership with Firefox. This is yet another instance of Mozilla’s effort to monetize their popular browser, along with the funds from the Google search bar that comes built into the browser.
Anyway, Mozilla wants to be fair towards their customers so they have allowed disabling the snippet area in Firefox.
To disable the snippet area in Firefox please do the following:
Open Firefox preferences
Clear the Snippets checkbox
Personally, unlike many other Firefox users, I support Mozilla for this decision.