Change Internet Explorer 9 privacy settings

You can change Windows Internet Explorer 9 settings that affect how websites monitor your activity on the Internet.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button Picture of the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the Privacy tab, and do one or more of the following:

    • To set what types of cookies are blocked or allowed, move the slider.

    • To block or allow specific websites, click Sites.

    • To import an Internet Privacy Preferences file, click Import.

    • To override your privacy setting for certain types of cookies, click Advanced.

    • To reset privacy settings to their original level, click Default.

    • To block all websites from using Microsoft Location Services to find your computer's approximate location, select the Never allow websites to request your physical location check box.

    • To block all websites that you've already allowed to find your approximate location, click Clear sites.

    • To prevent unwanted pop-up windows from appearing, select the Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box.

    • To prevent toolbars from continuing to monitor your browsing activity after you turn on InPrivate Browsing, select the Disable toolbars and extensions when InPrivate Browsing starts checkbox.

For more information about cookies, see Managing cookies in Internet Explorer 9.

For more information about privacy in Internet Explorer 9, go to the Internet Explorer 9 privacy statement online.