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<span class="application">[Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org)</span> is a web
browser based on [Mozilla Firefox](https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/) but configured
to protect your privacy.
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Sending your connections to websites through the Tor network is not enough to totally protect you while browsing the web:
Cookies can be used to track and identify you across different websites.
Security vulnerabilities in JavaScript have been used to [deanonymize Tor Browser in the past](https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/08/attackers-wield-firefox-exploit-to-uncloak-anonymous-tor-users/).
This is why *Tor Browser* integrates all kinds of security protections inside the browser as well.
Some frequently asked questions about <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> can be found in
[[the FAQ|support/faq#browser]].
<h1 id="proxy">Proxy server refusing connections</h1>
The following error message in *Tor Browser* means that Tails is not yet connected to the Tor network:
The proxy server is refusing connections
Make sure that you are:
[[Connected to a local network|anonymous_internet/networkmanager]]
[[Connected to the Tor network|anonymous_internet/tor]]
<h1 id="confinement">AppArmor confinement, downloading, and uploading files</h1>
<span class="application">Tor Browser</span> in Tails is confined with
[[!debwiki AppArmor]] to protect the system and your data from some
types of attacks against <span class="application">Tor Browser</span>.
As a consequence, <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> in Tails can
only read and write to a limited number of folders.
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<p>This is why, for example, you might face <em>Permission
denied</em> errors if you try to download files to the
<em>Home</em> folder.</p>