Tracking protection is a feature of browsers that limits the effect of services such as Google, Facebook, etc., to track your online activities. If you are profiled, you are almost followed on several services and platforms. If you use chromium-based Microsoft Edgeyou can enable the tracking prevention feature. In this post, we will show you how you can enable and configure it.
Enable Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge
At the basic level, this feature ensures that cookies, image tags, etc., are not tracked. To enable tracing protection, in the new Microsoft Edge browser, follow these steps.
- Open a new tab in Edge and type edge: // flags
- Next search for followed using the search field
- Find the flag that says Microsoft Edge Trace Protection.
- Set it on enabled using the drop-down menu
- You will be prompted to restart the browser – do it.
Set up tracking prevention in the new Edge browser
Once the feature is enabled, you can configure the level. Open Edge, then click the menu at the top left, then Settings> Privacy & Services. You can also type edge: // parameters / privacy in the browser tab, to directly access the privacy settings.
Scroll to the tracking prevention feature. Here you have three levels: basic, default and strict.
- Basic can block malicious trackers but allows relevant ads
- Balanced with Basic can block some third-party trackers.
- Strict blocks everything
That said, there is one thing you need to remember. These features must be respected by advertisers and websites. They can rape it if they wish.
While Balanced is the default choice, the feature also adds a exception functionality. If you trust a website and are comfortable with the advertisements displayed on it, you can add it to the list of exceptions.
How to check if the Tracking Prevention feature in Edge works
Open all websites that display advertisements. Wait for it fully charge it. Once done, click the lock icon next to the site's URL. It will reveal parameters such as certificates, cookies, etc. In parallel, Prevention Tracking has a dedicated area where you can view:
- Prevention tracking is enabled for the website.
- Number of stalkers blocked
- There is a direct link to open the settings to manage all sites.
You would be surprised to know the number of trackers that a website deploys to track any consumer.
We hope that the message has been easy to follow and that you have enabled the Tracking Prevention feature in Microsoft Edge.
Related reading: Trace offers excellent tracking protection for Chrome and Firefox.