Tracking refers to the way that websites, third-party content providers, advertisers, and others learn about how you interact with sites. This might include keeping track of what pages you visit, links you click, and products you buy or review. This helps these sites offer personalized content like ads or recommendations, but it also means that your browsing activity is being collected, and often it's shared with other companies.
When Do Not Track is turned on, Internet Explorer will send a Do Not Track request to both the sites you visit, and to the third parties whose content is hosted on those sites. The Do Not Track request lets these sites and content providers know that you prefer not to have your browsing activity tracked.
Sending a Do Not Track request to sites doesn't guarantee privacy protection. Sites might choose to respect the request, or they might continue to engage in activities you'd view as tracking even though you have expressed this preference. This depends on individual sites' privacy practices.
Do Not Track is turned on in Internet Explorer if you chose to use express settings when setting up your PC, but you can turn it off or on at any time.
On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
Tap or click Privacy.
Under Do Not Track, turn Send Do Not Track requests to sites I visit in Internet Explorer to Off.
Here's how to turn off Do Not Track when you're using Internet Explorer for the desktop.
Point to Safety, and then tap or click Turn off Do Not Track requests.
Tracking Protection helps prevent your browsing info being sent to third-party content providers on sites you visit by blocking content from those providers. Learn more about Tracking Protection
Point to Safety, and then click Turn off Do Not Track requests.
To be more secure and enhance your browser experience, upgrade to Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 10 introduces a new privacy feature that can send a Do Not Track request to the websites you visit. You can turn this request on or off to express your preference about tracking at any time.
When you visit a website in any browser, you automatically share information with that site, such as cookies, your IP address, and other standard computer information. If the site contains content provided by a third–party website (for example a map, advertisement, or web measurement tools such as a web beacon or scripts) some information about your browser might be automatically sent to the content provider. This type of arrangement has several benefits: For example, you can access third-party content conveniently, the advertising that you see might be more relevant and interesting to you, and the presence of advertising on a site you're visiting might let the site provide access to premium content at no charge. There can, however, be an impact to your privacy as a result, because it is possible for the content providers to track you across multiple sites where they might be providing content.
When the Do Not Track feature in Internet Explorer is turned on, Internet Explorer will send a Do Not Track request to the sites you visit and to the third parties whose content is hosted on those sites. Sites might respect the signal or might continue to engage in activities you might view as tracking even though you have expressed this preference, depending on the sites' privacy practices.
Open Internet Explorer for the desktop, tap or click Tools, then tap or click Internet options.
On the Advanced tab, under Settings, under Security, do one of the following:
To turn off Do Not Track, uncheck the Always send Do Not Track header check box.
To turn on Do Not Track, check the Always send Do Not Track header check box.
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