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    Question Do Not Track option in Internet Explorer

    At the "AskWoody" site there is a link to a process that will "Test Your Browser".
    The first result displays a message that says the "Do Not Track" option for my
    browser is not enabled. Yet it offers no info on how I can enable that option,
    even if my browser has such an option. I am using Windows Internet Explorer 8.
    I believe that I looked through all the options for that application without
    success.
    Can anyone tell me if my browser has that option, and how to enable it?
    Dell Inspiron 15R, 8GB, Win7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
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    Flavet,

    From your signature you are running IE 8 since you have XP. That feature is not directly supported in IE 8 according to this MS Article.
    You can however get the same effect if you use In Private Browsing again according to the article.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    It's really InPrivate Filtering, different from InPrivate Browsing, you need for similar effect on IE8:

    How do I turn InPrivate Filtering on and off?
    InPrivate: frequently asked questions: This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 8.

    Bruce
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    I believe only the latest generation of browsers allow or will that. IE 10, available for Windows 8 has it and enabled by default. It seems Firefox 14 also has it, but not enabled by default. Chrome 21 is said to have it by the end of this year. Safari 6 also seems to have support for it-

    None of the older browser versions support do not track.

    Full info available here: http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...ck-261606.html

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    Thanks to one and all for the suggestions.
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    "Do not track" is optional for web sites anyway. They can choose to abide by it or ignore it.

    Joe

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