You can choose your privacy settings in Microsoft Edge by going to Settings and more (...) > Settings > Privacy and services. Each privacy setting can be turned on or off based on your preference.
Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. You can choose what level of tracking prevention you want to use. Learn more about tracking prevention.
Clear browsing data
Microsoft Edge stores your browsing data, such as sites you've visited, your passwords, info you've entered in forms, and other information. You can clear your browsing data in Microsoft Edge by going to Settings and more > Settings > Privacy and services > Choose what to clear. This information is cleared from your device and other synced devices if sync is turned on.
Send “Do Not Track” requests. You can include a “Do Not Track” request with your web traffic to the websites you visit. Some sites may not respond to this request to provide a more personalized experience.
Allow sites to check if you have payment info saved. If you save your credit or debit card in Microsoft Edge, you can let the browser offer your saved info making filling forms faster.
Manage certificates. You can manage personal authentication certificates and Microsoft trusted certificate authorities.
Help improve Microsoft Edge
Microsoft uses diagnostic data to improve our products and services. We use this data to better understand how our products are performing and where improvements need to be made.
Improve Microsoft products by sending crash reports and data about how you use the browser. You can control whether optional diagnostic data associated with your device is shared with Microsoft to solve product issues and help improve Microsoft products and services. This includes data from testing new experiences. Turning this on allows this data to be shared with Microsoft from other applications using Microsoft Edge. For Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, this setting is determined by your Windows diagnostic data setting. For Microsoft Edge on other operating systems, this choice can be changed using this setting in the browser. To finish making changes to this setting, restart Microsoft Edge.
Make searches and Microsoft products better by sending info about websites you visit in Microsoft Edge. You can control whether is shared with Microsoft. This browsing history info helps Microsoft learn about trends and topics to improve search results, products, and services. This setting also allows this data to be shared with Microsoft from other applications using Microsoft Edge. For Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, this setting is determined by your Windows diagnostic data setting. For Microsoft Edge on other operating systems, this choice can be changed using this setting in the browser. To finish making changes to this setting, restart Microsoft Edge.
Personalize your web experience
Improve your web experience by allowing Microsoft to use your browsing history from this account for personalizing advertising, search, news, and other Microsoft services. With your permission, Microsoft Edge can collect and use your browsing history to provide you with more relevant search results, ads, and news. To learn more, see Microsoft Edge browsing history for personalized advertising and experiences.
You can manage your data that's saved on the Microsoft cloud and change ads settings from the Microsoft privacy dashboard.
Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors. In the event of a network issue, Microsoft Edge will make a cookieless request to http://edge.microsoft.com/captiveportal/generate_204 to check the response code for redirection. If redirected, Microsoft Edge will open the redirection in a new tab with the assumption that it’s a login page. This helps with network connections such as hotel WiFi.
Windows Defender SmartScreen. SmartScreen prevents you from navigating to known malicious sites and notifies you about suspicious downloads. Learn more
Address bar. Turning on autosuggestions allows us to offer to complete searches and website addresses in the address bar. You can also change your default search engine here.
Allow extensions to change search engine, new tab page, or home page settings. Turning this on will allow extensions to change the configuration of Microsoft Edge.
Win 10 Beta. The Microsoft Edge data collection is determined by your Windows 10 Diagnostic data setting. You can change this Windows settings at any time.
Win 10 Canary & Dev. You decide about Microsoft Edge data collection with the checkbox on the download page upon installing Microsoft Edge. This choice can be changed using the relevant settings.
Win 7/8/8.1/Mac. You decide about Microsoft Edge data collection with the checkbox on the download page upon installing Microsoft Edge. This choice can be changed using the relevant settings.
If you choose to send data about how you use the browser and add your @microsoft.com account to your browser profile, your browser usage time will be associated with your alias for internal metric usage reports. This helps us ensure we have sufficient internal usage before rolling out builds to external users. Your account profile is not associated with the diagnostic data or other data points collected. If you change your mind and want this data deleted, you can email EdgeSelfOptOut@microsoft.com with your alias. You may also disable collection of this browser usage data by turning off the “Improve Microsoft products by sending crash reports and data about how you use the browser” toggle in the browser setting.