Privacy and services settings:
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Select Settings and more (…) > Settings.
- Select Privacy and services.
- Each privacy setting can be toggled on or off based on your preference.
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. Manage personal authentication certificates and Microsoft trusted certificate authorities.
Microsoft Edge data
Microsoft uses product data to improve our products and services. This data is used to help Microsoft 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. Control whether data associated with your device, to solve product issues and help improve Microsoft products and services, is shared with Microsoft. This includes data from testing new experiences and allows this data to be shared with Microsoft from other applications using Microsoft Edge. For Windows 10 Beta Channel, this setting is determined by your Windows diagnostic data setting. For changes to take effect, restart Microsoft Edge.
Make searches and Microsoft products better by sending info about websites you visit in Microsoft Edge. Control whether info about websites you visit is shared with Microsoft. This 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 Windows 10 Beta Channel, this setting is determined by your Windows diagnostic data setting. For changes to take effect, restart Microsoft Edge.
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.
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.