Archive for the ‘Do Not Track’ Category

How to surf more safely

January 7th, 2014 No comments

Internet Explorer 11 is the newest web browser from Microsoft. It is included with Windows 8 and is also available for Windows 7.

To give you more security and increased control over your online privacy, Internet Explorer 11 includes these features:

  • InPrivate browsing – When you use an InPrivate tab, Internet Explorer 11 clears your cookies when you close the tab and does not store your passwords and webpage history.

  • Do Not Track – Send a signal to marketers and websites telling them to not collect data that enables them to track you on the web.

  • Windows SmartScreen – Get help identifying known phishing and malware sites so that you can make informed decisions about app downloads.

Learn more about the features in Internet Explorer 11.

Privacy is our priority

May 2nd, 2013 No comments

Microsoft has long believed that you should get to decide what information you share online and what you keep private. That’s why we’ve made privacy settings for our products a priority.

Learn how Microsoft can help you protect your online privacy.

Privacy in Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer includes Tracking Protection designed to help prevent details about your web browsing from being automatically sent to other websites. When you have a Tracking Protection List enabled, Internet Explorer will send a Do Not Track request to the websites you visit. Tracking Protection Lists are like “Do Not Call” lists. When you turn on a Tracking Protection List, Internet Explorer will block third-party content from any site that is listed, and will limit the info that third-party sites can collect about you. To turn on Tracking Protection:

  1. Open Internet Explorer from the desktop.
  2. Click or tap the Tools button, point to Safety, and then click or tap Tracking Protection.
  3. Click or tap Your Personalized List, and then click or tap Enable.

Learn more about privacy in Internet Explorer.

Watch a video about how you can use Microsoft tools to control your own privacy on the Internet.