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Turn InPrivate Filtering on persistently

InPrivate Filtering is turned off at the start of each Internet Explorer session, regardless of whether it was on or off when you closed the browser. If you want to use it consistently, turn it on each time you start (the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+F). Alternatively, to keep the feature on at all times, open Registry Editor, navigate to HKCU\ Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Safety\PrivacIE, add the DWORD value StartMode (if it doesn't already exist), and set its value to 1 . Internet Explorer will then retain and apply whatever decisions you made in the InPrivate Filtering Settings dialog box.

To configure InPrivate Filtering, choose Safety, InPrivate Filtering Settings. In the dialog box that appears (see Figure 6-18), select either Automatically Block or Choose Content To Block Or Allow. If you make the first choice, the filter blocks the flow of information to all third parties . If you make the second, you get to specify how each party listed in the dialog box is handled.

In Private Filtering settings

In Private Filtering

When you visit multiple websites that contain content from the same provider, such as a map, advertisement, or web measurement tools, some information about your visits might be shared with the content provider. If you choose to block content, portions of the websites you visit might not be available.

© Automatically block

@ Choose content to block or allow

© Automatically block

@ Choose content to block or allow

Content provider

Status

Used by

Content

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google-analy tics, com

Allowed

20 sites

ga.js

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google-analy tics, com

Allowed

19 sites

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googlesyndication. com

Allowed

15 sites

render_ads.js

googlesyndication. com

Allowed

15 sites

show_ads.js

doubleclick.net

Allowed

14 sites

test domain, js

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More information from this content provider

More information from this content provider

* Show content from providers used by this number of websites you've visited. (3-30)

Advanced settings

Learn more about InPrivate Filtering

Figure 6-18 In the InPrivate Filtering Settings dialog box, you can block the flow of information to all or selected advertisers.

The InPrivate Filtering Settings dialog box lists all parties that have tracked your information on some minimum number of different websites. The default threshold is 10, but you can reduce that to as low as three. Sites are sorted initially in order of increasing activity, so to see who's been the busiest, you'll need to scroll to the bottom of the list or reverse the sort order. To allow or block a particular site, select it and click the appropriate button . To visit a third party's own website, select it and click More Information From This Content Provider.

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