How to Enable or Disable Do Not Track Feature on Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8

Internet Explorer 10 is the default browser in Windows 8. This web browser is more advanced than its previous versions providing better security while browsing with the feature named Do Not Track. This feature has a built-in Adobe Flash player supporting HTML 5. Follow the tutorial to enable and disable Do Not Track in IE 10 and ensure safe browsing

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Do Not Track is a feature added to the new version of IE 10. This will provide better security to the users while browsing by blocking sites from collecting data and browsing information. Do Not Track header sends signal to websites regarding not to track your visit to that website or collect any sort of information of you’re browsing on the web.

Once you have installed Windows 8 this feature gets enabled by default. However, many advertising sectors criticize this new feature of IE 10 as they believe it is ruining their turnover by preventing or blocking Ads and many other pop-ups, etc. which are the secondary means of making money for some companies.

Nowadays, many malicious and fraudulent Ads are also prevailing on web, this feature is the will prevent them from tracking any kind of information from your visit.

Once Windows 8 OS is installed, select the express settings, and Do not track feature is enabled by default. If you want to disable these Settings, then you can do it easily. You can also configure it by adding the personalized list. Follow the steps given below to disable or enable Do No track feature in IE 10 in Windows 8.

Disable/ Enable Do No track in IE 10

  • Launch Internet Explorer 10
  • Click on Settings icon and select Internet Options
  • Select the Advanced tab from the Internet options window, and scroll down to Security settings

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  • Find the option Always send Do Not Track header. If this option is already checked, then Do No track feature is enabled. To disable the feature, uncheck the box and save the settings.
  • If you want to have personalized settings for Do Not Track in the enabled feature, again go to settings and then select Safety > Tracking Protection.

If you don’t prefer any website to track you, then you can also enable or create your personalized list and add the names of those websites.

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Upon selecting Automatically Block, IE10 will block the websites automatically.

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Once Do Not Track feature is enabled, you won’t be able to see any advertisements on the specific websites. If you are irritated by the pop-ups and Ads while browsing, then Do No track must be enabled on your Windows 8 computer as this will help you get rid of those malicious or non-malicious website pop-ups and Advertisement ensure a safe browsing.


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