How to enable tracking prevention settings in Chromium Edge

The tech community pushed out a new experimental preview of Canary build 77.0.203.0 by which you can enable tracking prevention settings in Chromium Edge. With this build, you can now set of options that define how the browser will treat tracking cooking as you browse sites. As per the company, this move will create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers.

This feature is behind a flag and is available at the moment for only Edge Insiders running Canary on Windows 10. However, the Dev channel will receive the experimental feature next week. Alongside this, the company assures to provide this feature in the Mac version of Edge Canary in the forthcoming update. Meantime here is how you can test the Tracking Prevention feature.

Methods to enable tracking prevention settings in Chromium Edge

Here is an easy approach to enable tracking prevention settings in Chromium Edge –

Step-1: At first, ensure you’re using the latest version 77.0.203.0 of the Edge Canary.

Step-2: Open the Edge Canary Chromium browser.

Step-3: Go to the address bar and type the following parameter – edge://flags#edge-tracking-prevention

Step-4: Locate the result from the top of the list which is highlighted with yellow color.

Step-5: Click on the drop-down menu and switch it Enabled from Default.

Step-6: Hit the Relaunch Now option when it prompts.

enable tracking prevention settings in Chromium Edge

Step-7: Now, open the main menu (three dots button) of the browser. From the list of the available option, go to Settings > Privacy and Services.

Note- Alternatively, visit the address bar and type Рedge://settings/privacy Press Enter.

Step-8: Here, adjust the Settings as you desire.

enable tracking prevention settings in Chromium Edge

Once you complete the procedure, you will notice a new Tracking Prevention section with the feature turned on and by default mode set to Balanced. This setting will block malicious sites and third-party trackers and display correlated ads. Moving ahead, if you choose Basic, it may block malicious trackers but still allow them to show relevant ads to you. Although, the Strict tracking blocks most third-party trackers but, sometimes it also breaks websites. For more details about this, go to the Microsoft post.