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Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off

How to Turn InPrivate Filtering On or Off in Internet Explorer 8
Published by Brink
05 Jan 2009
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How to Turn InPrivate Filtering On or Off in Internet Explorer 8

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This will show you how to turn InPrivate Filtering to off, Automatically block (on), or Choose content to block or allow (on) in the current Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) browsing session.

When turned on, InPrivate Filtering will only stay on in the current Internet Explorer browsing session. When you close all instances of Internet Explorer, InPrivate Filtering will be turned off by default unless you apply this tutorial.
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While in Internet Explorer, InPrivate Filtering helps prevent websites from collecting information about sites you visit. Many webpages use content from websites other than the one you are visiting. These websites are called third-party websites. The content from these third party websites, such as images, maps, or videos, is often provided to the website you are visiting in exchange for information about who is looking at the content. If the third-party website provides content to a large number of the websites you visit, the website owners could develop a profile of your browsing preferences. The profile of your browsing preferences allows the website to do things such as offer you targeted advertisements.

Usually this third party website 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 don't know that another website might be able to see where you are surfing. InPrivate Filtering works by analyzing web content on the webpages you visit. If it sees the same content being used on a number of websites, it will add it to the list to allow or block that content. By default, InPrivate Filtering will automatically block any website third party content from displaying it detects in at least 10 different websites you visited. You can also set the number of websites you visit that share content before they are put in the list to what you want instead. You also can choose to turn off InPrivate Filtering, or manually choose to allow or block the listed third party website content.

EXAMPLE: InPrivate Filtering Set to On (Auto or Choose) and Off
NOTE: This will be displayed in the status bar at the bottom of a Internet Explorer window to show you what the status of InPrivate Blocking is.



Here's How:
1. Open Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

2. Click on the Safety Command Bar icon button and click on InPrivate Filtering Settings. (See screenshot below)
Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off-safety_button.jpg

A) Go to step 4, 5, or 6.
OR

3. Click on the Tools Menu Bar item and click on InPrivate Filtering Settings. (See screenshot below)
Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off-tools_menu.jpg

A) Go to step 4, 5, or 6.
4. To Turn Off InPrivate Filtering
A) Select (dot) Off. (See screenshot below)
Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off-off.jpg
B) Go to step 7.
5. To Turn On InPrivate Filtering to Automatically Block
A) Select (dot) Automatically block. (See screenshot below)
Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off-auto.jpg
B) Type in a number (3 to 30) in the Show content from providers used by this number of websites you’ve visited box, and click on the Refresh button. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: This is to set the number of websites you visit that share the same third-party content before they are put in the list to be blocked. The default is 10 websites.
6. To Turn On InPrivate Filtering and Choose Content to Block or Allow
A) Select (dot) Choose content to block or allow. (See screenshot below)
Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off-manual.jpg
B) Type in a number (3 to 30) in the Show content from providers used by this number of websites you’ve visited box, and click on the Refresh button. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: This is to set the number of websites you visit that share the same third-party content before they are put in the list to be allowes or blocked by you. The default is 10 websites.

C) Select a listed third-party content provider website and click on the Allow or Block button for what action you want for that website. (See screenshot below step 6A)
NOTE: Repeat this step until you have set each listed content provider website to be allowed or blocked.
7. Click on OK. (See screenshots below step 4A, 5A, or 6A)

8. After you have your settings set the way you want them above, you can click on the InPrivate Filtering icon drop down menu arrow in the status bar to quickly select to turn InPrivate Filtering to Off, Automatically block, Choose content to block or allow mode. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can also click on the icon below to quickly turn InPrivate Filtering on or off.
Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering - Turn On or Off-status-bar.jpg
That's it,
Shawn



22 Mar 2009   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tutorial has been updated. InPrivate Blocking is now called InPrivate Filtering in Internet Explorer 8.

Shawn


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