Internet Explorer 8 InPrivate Filtering

InPrivate Filtering

Today websites increasingly pull content in from multiple sources, providing tremendous value to consumer and sites alike. Users are often not aware that some content, images, ads and analytics are being provided from third party websites or that these websites have the ability to potentially track their behavior across multiple websites. InPrivate Filtering provides users an added level of control and choice about the information that third party websites can potentially use to track browsing activity.

InPrivate Filtering is off by default and must be enabled on a per-session basis. To use this feature, select InPrivate Filtering from the Safety menu. To access and manage different filtering options for Internet Explorer 8, select InPrivate Filtering Settings from the Safety menu. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, simply close the browser window.

Note: Because InPrivate Filtering is designed to watch for and block only third-party content that appears with a high frequency across sites you visit, no content is blocked until such levels are detected, nor is any such content blocked which is served directly by the site you are visiting.

Depending on your web browsing activity and sites visited, the amount of time it can take before such content is automatically blocked can vary widely. However, at any time, you can customize which third-party content is blocked or allowed in the InPrivate Filtering Settings option from the Safety menu.

InPrivate: frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some common questions about InPrivate.

What is InPrivate Browsing?

InPrivate Browsing prevents Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This helps prevent anyone else who might be using your computer from seeing where you visited and what you looked at on the web. When you start InPrivate Browsing, Internet Explorer opens a new window. The protection that InPrivate Browsing provides is only in effect during the time that you use that window. You can open as many tabs as you want in that window, and they will all be protected by InPrivate Browsing. However, if you open another browser window, that window will not be protected by InPrivate Browsing. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, close the browser window. For more information, see What is InPrivate Browsing?

How do I turn on InPrivate Browsing?

To turn on InPrivate Browsing, do any of the following:

What is InPrivate Filtering?

InPrivate Filtering helps prevent website content providers from collecting information about sites you visit. Here's how it works.

Many webpages use content—such as advertisements, maps, or web analysis tools—from websites other than the one you are visiting. These websites are called content providers or third-party websites. When you visit a website with third-party content, some information about you is sent to the content provider. If a content provider offers content to a large number of the websites you visit, the content provider could develop a profile of your browsing preferences. Profiles of browsing preferences can be used in a variety of ways, including for analysis and serving targeted advertisements.

Usually this third-party content is displayed seamlessly, such as in an embedded video or image. The content appears to originate from the website you originally went to, so you may not know that another website might be able to see where you are surfing. Web analysis or web measurement tools report website visitors' browsing habits, and are not always obvious to you. While these tools can sometimes appear as visible content (such as a visitor counter, for example), they are often not visible to users, as is often the case with web beacons. Web beacons are typically single-pixel transparent images whose sole purpose is to track website usage, and they do not appear as visible content.

InPrivate Filtering works by analyzing web content on the webpages you visit, and if it sees the same content being used on a number of websites, it will give you the option to allow or block that content. You can also choose to have InPrivate Filtering automatically block any content provider or third-party website it detects, or you can choose to turn off InPrivate Filtering.

How do I turn InPrivate Filtering on and off?

By default, InPrivate Filtering analyzes the websites you visit and the content providers they use, but does not automatically block them. You can choose to allow or block any content provider that InPrivate Filtering identifies as receiving information about your browsing. Alternatively, you can have InPrivate Filtering automatically block any content provider, or you can turn off InPrivate Filtering.

To turn on InPrivate Filtering for the first time, follow these steps:

  1. In Internet Explorer, click the Safety button, and then click InPrivate Filtering.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Block for me to block websites automatically.
    • Click Let me choose which providers receive my information to choose content to block or allow.
  3. Click OK.

If you've already turned on InPrivate Filtering, follow these steps:

  1. In Internet Explorer, click the Safety button, and then click InPrivate Filtering.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To automatically block websites, click Automatically block.
    • To manually block websites, click Choose content to block or allow.
    • To turn off InPrivate Filtering, click Off.
  3. Click OK.

How do I manually choose content to block or allow?

To manually block or allow content provider or third-party websites that could be in the position to know which websites you've visited, follow these steps:
  1. In Internet Explorer, click the Safety button, and then click InPrivate Filtering Settings.
  2. Click Choose content to block or allow, click one or more websites, and then click Allow or Block.
  3. When you're finished, click OK.

The one major flaw of this is first, the InPrivate filter is by default enabled on a per session basis, which means that the next time you start Internet Explorer, it will be disabled. To make sure that it remain enabled you have to modify the registry.  OR



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Click on RUN

Click YES to the warning window


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Follow the onscreen prompts or warning windows.

Now, InPrivate Filtering will start with Internet Explorer 8




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