Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.62, by Dr. Herong Yang
Enabling Tracking Protection Personalized List
This section provides a tutorial example on how to enable the Tracking Protection Personalized List in Internet Explorer 10 which allows you to control who can track your browsing behavior.
What is Tracking Protection? Tracking Protection is a function in Internet Explorer to block Web tools provided by third-party companies to track your browsing behavior.
Here is how Microsoft describes "Tracking Protection":
Some of the content, images, ads, and analytics that you see on the websites you visit are provided by outside or third-party websites. While this content can provide value to both you and your favorite websites, these third-party websites have the ability to potentially track your behavior across multiple sites. Tracking Protection provides you an added level of control and choice about the information that third-party websites can potentially use to track your browsing activity.
With Tracking Protection Lists, you can choose which third-party sites can receive your information and track you online. By adding a list, you can block content from websites that might have an impact on your privacy. When you add a Tracking Protection List, Internet Explorer will prevent your information from being sent by limiting data requests to websites in the list. For each list that you add, the setting applies across all pages and websites you visit, not just the pages you get the lists from. And each time you begin a new browsing session, the blocking stays on until you decide to turn it off.
Here is what I did to find out how Tracking Protection works in Internet Explorer (IE) 10.
1. Click menu: Tools > Tracking Protection... You see the "Manage Add-ons" dialog box showing up with the "Tracking Protection" section open.
2. Select the "Your Personalized List" entry and click the "Enable" button to enable it.
3. Click the "Settings" button. You see the "Personalized Tracking Protection List" dialog box showing up with no entries in the "Content provider" list.
4. Close dialog boxes. Now IE 10 is configured to use the "Tracking Protection" function with default settings.
Example of the "Personalized Tracking Protection List" dialog box is shown below:
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