Microsoft has announced its decision to not turn on the “Do Not Track” feature in the upcoming versions of Internet Explorer and Spartan browsers by default. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch said that the decision was taken in order to abide by the latest draft of the official W3C standard for “Do Not Track,” which stated clearly that the signal must represent the user’s preference and not the choice of some vendor or institution outside the user’s control, reported Tech Crunch. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
The “Do Not Track” feature in many popular browsers tells websites and their advertisers that you want to opt out of third-party tracking for advertising purposes. All major browser vendors like, Google, Mozilla, Opera, Apple and Microsoft support this feature but the user’s request to not be followed is not necessarily honored by advertisers as it is no more than a request sent by the browser. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
Microsoft started enabling the “Do not Track” feature as the default setting with the rolling out of Internet Explorer 10.