EDGE BROWSER’S TRACKING PREVENTION FEATURE

A new feature was recently introduced in the new Chromium-based Edge browser that it calls Tracking Prevention. As the name implies, the new feature can be used to block tracking scripts loaded by aggressive online advertisers and web analytics firms. Users can give feedback and help accelerate the development of this feature given that its currently only available in Microsoft Edge Insiders preview builds.

HOW TRACKING PREVENTION WORKS

When enabled, this feature will block tracking scripts loaded from domains the user isn’t accessing directly, such as those loaded from ad slots, by analytics services, and more.

HOW TO ENABLE TRACKING PREVENTION

Tracking Prevention has been rolled with Microsoft Edge Insider preview build 77.0.203.0 or higher. The feature is not currently available on Mac versions. To enable it, users must visit the Edge flags page at edge://flags#edge-tracking-prevention. Here, you will have to activate an Edge flag to enable the feature.

PRIVACY DASHBOARD

Soon you will also be able to see a new feature known as the Privacy dashboard. The privacy dashboard allows users to choose from clearly labelled preset levels of information sharing, which will automatically configure the browser to protect users with options to configure the exposure to third-party tracking and the impact to site compatibility.