The latest Canary version of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge introduces new privacy controls that allow users to block trackers, a feature that already exists in most modern browsers, including Mozilla Firefox.
This feature is projected to be part of the final version of Edge, but Microsoft released it so early in order to collect feedback from the first testers and further refine the blockers before the work on the browser is complete.
What you should know, however, is that the tracking prevention isn’t yet enabled by default in Microsoft Edge Canary, so you need to activate it from a dedicated experimental flag in the browser.
But first of all, let’s see what a tracking blocker does. Here’s the explanation offered by Microsoft for this new feature:
“Tracking prevention is designed to protect you from being tracked by websites that you aren’t accessing directly. Whenever a website is visited, trackers from other sites may save information in the browser using cookies and other storage mechanisms. This information may include the sites you’ve visited and the content you’re interested in, building a digital profile which can be accessed by organizations to…