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Turn On or Off Always Use Strict Tracking Prevention when Browsing InPrivate in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

When you browse InPrivate, Microsoft Edge will delete your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data when you close all InPrivate windows.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

Starting with at least Microsoft Edge version 80.0.334.3 at higher, you can turn on to always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate no matter your current tracking prevention level.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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