How to Configure Do Not Track in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to configure Do Not Track requests in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Edge browser is a cross-platform which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to send Do Not Track requests to websites that ask for your tracking info, the steps below should show you how to do it.

Do Not Track is a feature in Edge that specify whether to send Do Not Track requests to websites that ask for tracking info. This allows websites you visit know that you don’t want your browsing activity to be tracked. This feature is disabled by default, but you can turn it on.

Sending Do Not Track doesn’t automatically protects your privacy. Websites have the options to choose whether to honor your request or not. Some websites will just simply ignore your requests and continue to track your info.

To get started with enabling Do Not Track, follow the steps below:

Do Not Track in Edge

To enable “Do Not Track” in Edge, open Microsoft Edge and click the 3 horizontal dots ( ) at the top right corner of your screen as shown in the image below.

When the Settings page opens, click on Privacy, search, and services on the left side, and click on Send “Do Not Track” request on the right side.

When you turn on, Do Not Track requests are always sent to websites asking for tracking info.

Enable in Edge via registry

You can also enable Do Not Track in Microsoft Edge feature from Windows registry.

If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can also enable this feature via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system to send Do Not Track. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.

regedit

Then the registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see existing ConfigureDoNotTrack value already created.

If you don’t see Edge key or folder, create one.

Name the new DWORD value as:

ConfigureDoNotTrack

After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value of 1 to enable.

(delete) = Default
0 = Always disabled
1 = Always enabled

If you enable this policy, Do Not Track requests are always sent to websites asking for tracking info.

If you disable this policy, requests are never sent.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable the “Do Not Track” feature in Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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