Web browsers enable you to search for almost anything you want just within a few seconds but the biggest disadvantage is that they keep a track of your browsing history. Many Windows 10 users do not want their web browser to steal their personal information. In this article, we will explain to you the detailed steps through which you can increase your privacy in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.
Increasing Your Privacy in Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10
In order to increase your privacy in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10, you will need to configure various settings. These settings are described in the steps stated below:
Type Microsoft Edge in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the Microsoft Edge browser window. Alternatively, you can double click on the shortcut icon of the Microsoft Edge browser located on your desktop or taskbar. The newly opened Microsoft Edge browser window is shown in the following image:
Click on the three dots located at the top right corner of the Microsoft Edge browser window as highlighted in the image shown above.
As soon as you will click on it, a menu will be launched. Click on the Settings option from that menu as highlighted in the image shown below:
In the Settings pane, click on the dropdown list corresponding to the field saying, “Open New Tabs With” in order to expand it as shown in the following image:
Select the option of “A blank page” from this dropdown list as highlighted in the image shown above. This will prevent Microsoft Edge from displaying your recently visited sites.
Now turn off the toggle button corresponding to the field saying, “Sync your favorites, reading list, top sites and other settings across your Windows devices” in order to turn off synchronization as highlighted in the image shown below:
Click on the Device Sync Settings link as highlighted in the following image:
As soon as you will click on it, you will be redirected to the Accounts Settings window as shown in the image below:
Now turn off the toggle button corresponding to the Passwords field. This will prevent the Microsoft Edge browser from saving your passwords.
After doing this, close the Accounts Settings window.
Now click on the View Advanced Settings button located on the Settings pane of the Microsoft Edge browser window as highlighted in the following image:
In the Advanced Settings pane, scroll down to the Privacy and Services tab as highlighted in the image shown below:
Now turn off the toggle buttons corresponding to the fields of “Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge”, “Show search and site suggestions as I type”, “Show search history”, “Show sites I frequently visit in top sites”, “Let sites save protected media licenses on my device”, “Save Passwords”, “Save form entries” and “Use page prediction to speed up browsing, improve reading and make my overall experience better”. Moreover, select the option of Block all Cookies from the Cookies dropdown list in order to prevent Microsoft Edge from keeping a track of your cookies.
After following these steps, you are all set to browse in Microsoft Edge with an increased level of privacy. However, if you are still not satisfied with your privacy settings, then you can simply click on the three dots located at the top right corner of the Microsoft Edge browser window and then select the New InPrivate Window option from the pop-up menu as highlighted in the following image in order to start private browsing in Microsoft Edge:
By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily increase your privacy in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 and enable a safe and secure web surfing.