Websites use trackers to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, such as the content you click on. They also enable functionality on some websites, such as comments sections, buttons to share articles to social media, and personalized ads.
Some trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, a tracker could track when you go to your favorite shopping site and news site. This is why it can sometimes feel like an ad is following you around the web.
The tracking prevention feature in Microsoft Edge protects users from online tracking by restricting the ability of trackers to access browser-based storage as well as the network. It is built to uphold the Microsoft Edge browser privacy promise while also ensuring that there is no impact by default to website compatibility or the economic viability of 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 â€“ Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers â€“ trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.
If youâ€™ve turned on tracking prevention, you can see trackers that were blocked on all or individual sites.
This tutorial will show you how to view and clear trackers sites use and see how many were blocked by tracking prevention in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.