Utmost security is crucial when it comes to our online activities. That is why Microsoft Edge has included a tracking prevention feature that will prevent trackers any access to browser-based storage and network. You can be assured of online privacy when using Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.
Trackers are used by websites to gather information based on your browsing activities and use these data to personalize ads and contents shown to you. Microsoft Edge is blocking these trackers for you.
What is Microsoft Edge Tracking Prevention?
You can check the tracking prevention feature by going to this link: edge://settings/privacy. There are three levels of tracking prevention offered by Microsoft Edge: Basic, Balanced, and Strict.
- Basic – This feature blocks malicious trackers only but allows other trackers on the website. There will still be personalized ads based on the website trackers.
- Balanced – This feature will block trackers from sites that you have not visited. It also blocks malicious trackers and allows less personalized ads.
- Strict – This is more restrictive as it blocks almost all trackers.
As you enjoy the added protection from Microsoft Edge, your blocked trackers are increasing over time. You can see the list of your blocked trackers and if you want to delete them, it is also possible.
Check out the steps below on how you can find and remove the blocked trackers that Microsoft Edge kept for you.
How to View and Delete Blocked Trackers in Microsoft Edge
- Launch your Microsoft Edge browser.
- On the upper right corner, click the three-dotted icon and go to Settings.
- Go to the Profile tabs and select Privacy and Services.
- Look for Tracking prevention and click the Blocked trackers. Here you can see the list of trackers prevented by your Edge browser from gathering data about you.
- If you want to delete the trackers, click Clear data.
- Click the Clear button.
It is that easy! Now, you will know the websites that are trying to track your browsing activities. You will also see in the list the number of times Microsoft Edge had blocked the trackers.
What is the number one website on your Blocked tracker list? Tell us in the comments below.