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How to Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Tracking refers to the way that websites, third-party content providers, advertisers, and others learn about how you interact with sites. This might include keeping track of what pages you visit, links you click, and products you buy or review. This helps these sites offer personalized content like ads or recommendations, but it also means that your browsing activity is being collected, and often it's shared with other companies.

When Send Do Not Track requests is turned on, Microsoft Edge will send a Do Not Track request to both the sites you visit, and to the third parties whose content is hosted on those sites. The Do Not Track request lets these sites and content providers know that you prefer not to have your browsing activity tracked.

Sending a Do Not Track request to sites doesn't guarantee privacy protection. Sites might choose to respect the request, or they might continue to engage in activities you'd view as tracking even though you have expressed this preference. This depends on individual sites' privacy practices.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable sending Do Not Track requests in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for Current User in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for Current User using a REG file
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file





Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge
Turn On or Off Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for Current User in Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Send Do Not Track requests for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge
Turn On or Off Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for Current User using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

DoNotTrack DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


 2. To Turn On Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for Current User

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Send_do_not_track_requests_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for Current User

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Send_do_not_track_requests_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.






Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge
Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

If this policy is enabled or disabled, it will override Option One and Option Two for all users.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option FOUR below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge

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3. In the right pane of Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Configure Do Not Track policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (not configured), step 6 (disable), step 7 (enable) below for what you want.


 5. To Not Configure Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This is the default setting.

A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


 6. To Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


 7. To Always Enable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

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8. You can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

9. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.






Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge OPTION FOUR Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge
Enable or Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

If this policy is enabled or disabled, it will override Option One and Option Two for all users.

The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main

DoNotTrack DWORD

delete = Not Configured (default)
0 = Disable
1 = Enable


1. Do step 2 (not configured), step 3 (disable), step 4 (enable) below for what you want.


 2. To Not Configure Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Default_Not_Configured_Send_do_not_track_requests_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Disable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Disable_Send_do_not_track_requests_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 4. To Always Enable Send Do Not Track Requests in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Always_enable_Send_do_not_track_requests_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

9. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn