Privacy Basics: Protect Your Data | Cookies and Third-Party Tracking

CC-BY-SA by Laura Hilliger, Ben Moskowitz, Atul Varma, Alina Hua, Stacy Martin, Matthew Willse, and Shane Caraveo. Remixed for clubs by Mozilla.

60 minutes

You will use a privacy tool called Mozilla Lightbeam to see how websites track your movement online, learning web literacy skills like navigate, open practice, and protect.

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Web Literacy Skills

21st Century Skills

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how third parties track your online movement with "cookies" while you navigate the web.
  • Use open-source tools like Lightbeam to protect online privacy.


  • 13+
  • Beginner web users


  • Internet-connected computers