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:
Internet Explorer 10 - Tracking Protection Personalized List

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