But note that some of these tools need to be used carefully as they can cause some browser hiccups.
Block Ads, Scripts, and Popups with AdBlock Plus
Stop Everyone from Tracking You with DisconnectIn addition to privacy protecting tools and ad blockers, Lifehacker documents some other add-ons, utilities, and services worth considering if you have the other bases covered including:
HTTPS Everywhere (for Firefox/Chrome) which will try to find secure versions of the sites you visit.
And Hotspot Shield, Hideman, or Tunnelbear. for a Virtual Private Network or VPN. This encrypts all of your internet traffic.