Internet Explorer and privacy

Better privacy online

Windows Internet Explorer is a browser for you. When you’re on the web, you don’t want to worry about who’s collecting data about you, or where that data’s being stored. Internet Explorer’s built-in privacy protections give you more control over your info as you browse.

Tracking Protection

Tracking Protection

Internet Explorer 9 comes with a sophisticated technology, Tracking Protection, that helps you stay in control of your privacy as you browse the web. It can block out parts of a webpage that are designed to track you and the sites you visit.

Learn about Tracking Protection
Turn on Tracking Protection
Choose a Tracking Protection List
InPrivate Browsing

InPrivate Browsing

When you use InPrivate Browsing, Internet Explorer automatically deletes traces of your web activity. You can surf without leaving a trail, so your online presence is better protected.

Learn how to browse InPrivate
Delete browsing history

You're in control of your privacy

We give you the tools you need to customize your privacy settings. It’s easy to delete your browsing history, control your cookies, and clear your cache, all while keeping data from websites you trust.

Manage cookies
Delete your browsing history
More privacy controls in Internet Explorer