Examples of "Tracking Contents"

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view tracking contents Internet Explorer 10 has collected based on your browsing history.

After you have enabled the Tracking Protection Personalized List, you need to review Tracking Protection settings later to ensure it provides you the protections you needed.

1. Go visit a number of your favorite websites, as many you can.

2. Click menu: Tools > Tracking Protection... and open the "Personalized Tracking Protection List".

3. Lower the setting to 3 on "Show content from providers used by this number of websites you've visited (3-30)".

4. Click the "Refresh" button. You see a number of content in the content list like:

google-analytics.com   Undecided (Allowed)   16 sites   ga.js
google-analytics.com   Undecided (Allowed)   16 sites   __utm.gif
res                    Undecided (Allowed)   9 sites    call_icon.png
googlesyndication.com  Undecided (Allowed)   7 sites    osd.js
facebook.com           Undecided (Allowed)   7 sites    like.php
googlesyndication.com  Undecided (Allowed)   6 sites    show_ads.js
doubleclick.net        Undecided (Allowed)   5 sites    ads
scorecardresearch.com  Undecided (Allowed)   5 sites    beacon.js
twitter.com            Undecided (Allowed)   4 sites    widgets.js
adnxs.com              Undecided (Allowed)   4 sites    getuid
doubleverify.com       Undecided (Allowed)   3 sites    visit.js
netffix.com            Undecided (Allowed)   3 sites    pixel
gstatic.com            Undecided (Allowed)   3 sites    sprite4-a6... 
...

This list tells us that there are many web page codes (called contents by Microsoft) are included and executed in multiple websites to provide ads and other functions. But they can also be used to track our browsing history.

Click on "Automatically block" and "OK" to block all of them, if you are concerned about your privacy.

Examples of tracking contents collected in the "Personalized Tracking Protection List" are shown below:
Internet Explorer 10 - Tracking Content Examples

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

Introduction to Internet Explorer

 What Is Internet Explorer (IE)?

 Installing Internet Explorer (IE) 10

 Deleting Browsing History in IE 10

 Settings on Browsing History in IE 10

 InPrivate Browsing Mode IE 10

 Enabling Tracking Protection Personalized List

Examples of "Tracking Contents"

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Adobe Flash

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Silverlight

 Enabling Pop-up Blocker

 Disabling SmartScreen Filter

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version