Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.62, by Dr. Herong Yang
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:
Last update: 2013.
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