If you would prefer to choose whether and when you receive an upgrade to a new version of Internet Explorer via Windows Update, you may do so. It may also be used to analyze and improve Microsoft products and services. For example, you can subscribe to a Seattle, Washington weather Web Slice that updates when the current temperature changes. If an add-on you're using is provided by a company other than Microsoft, the use of any information collected will be subject to that company's privacy practices. This type of arrangement has several benefits: For example, you can access third-party content conveniently, and the presence of advertising on a website you're visiting may let the website provide access to premium content at no charge. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a website or web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. If you turn off automatic version upgrades, you'll still be offered a new version of Internet Explorer if you have Windows Update turned on, but it won't be installed automatically.
You might also choose to use SmartScreen Filter manually to verify individual sites with Microsoft. AutoComplete The AutoComplete feature in Internet Explorer lets you more quickly fill out web forms and go to websites you have visited in the past. You can delete this data at any time with Delete Browsing History. If you use an Accelerator provided by Microsoft, the information sent is subject to the privacy statement for the associated online service. Information that may be associated with the address, such as search terms or data you entered in forms might be included. Internet Explorer 7 was released in 2008 with Windows Vista. You can clear the websites you have exempted at any time.
Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge, or to a different vendor's browser, to protect your computer from malware and exploits. This information might be logged on those sites' web servers. When you add a Tracking Protection List, Internet Explorer will block third-party content, including cookies, from any site that is listed. For more information about how to change the setting, see the. Some information about files that you download from the web, such as name and file path, might also be sent to Microsoft.
This browser is no longer supported and is considered unsafe. For more information about Windows Update and your privacy, see the. . Location Services Location Services in Internet Explorer let websites request your physical location in order to improve their services. Microsoft maintains a website with the Tracking Protection Lists that individuals and companies have asked us to publish. Passwords: The fifth and final section is for deleting saved passwords. Website developers are best positioned to understand what links on their site you're most likely to click next and can mark those links as such.
In addition, Microsoft filters address strings to try to remove personal information. Internet Explorer stores the addresses of the websites on which you have chosen to allow the full screen experience for all visits. Note Not all pop-up windows can be blocked with Pop-up Blocker. Suggested Sites Suggested Sites is an online experience that recommends websites, images, or videos you might be interested in. Security and storage of your information Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your information.
Removing old cookies Cookies previously saved to your hard disk can still be read unless you remove them. Full Screen View Internet Explorer allows websites to display portions of their web content in full-screen mode. If the website contains content provided by a third-party website for example a map, advertisement, or web measurement tools such as a web beacon or scripts , some information about you may be automatically sent to the content provider. Internet Explorer will honor sites that choose to turn off AutoComplete on input forms that don't collect credentials. A unique identifier generated by Internet Explorer is also sent. History The History folder in Internet Explorer contains a list of links to the websites and Windows shell locations drives and folders you have visited recently.
Tracking Protection Tracking Protection helps prevent the websites you go to from automatically sending details about your visit to other content providers whose content is hosted on the websites you visit. For more information, see Internet Explorer Help. Internet Explorer will remember the items you've chosen to delete in the Delete Browsing History dialog box and will delete the same items the next time you delete your browsing history in any instance of Internet Explorer. This list is automatically generated based on data from the sites that you visit, including the third-party content providers on those sites. Internet Explorer has several Accelerators—including search, mapping, email, and translation Accelerators—that use Windows web services. In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with Microsoft, information collected through one Microsoft service may be combined with information obtained through other Microsoft services.
For forms that do collect credentials, Internet Explorer will always prompt you before storing them. If you use a third-party search provider as your default, then information sent to the provider will be subject to the third party's privacy practices. Pop-up Blocker Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer helps block most unwanted pop-up windows from appearing without blocking the pop-up windows you deliberately open. Suggested Sites also turns on automatic background updating for Web Slices and feeds, so that you can receive up-to-date suggestions on both the Suggested Sites page and the Suggested Sites Web Slice. Internet Explorer has certain features that may impact or help you to protect your privacy.
A unique identifier generated by Internet Explorer is also sent. Features that use Microsoft online services Automatic upgrades If you receive updates automatically through Windows Update, you'll receive updates to Internet Explorer, including upgrades to new versions. You can choose to pause or stop the Suggested Sites feature from sending your web browsing history to Microsoft at any time. If you use a third-party search provider, use of the information sent will be subject to the third party's privacy practices. This information, along with the information described above, is only used to analyze performance and improve the quality of our products and services.