How to Enable or Disable Do Not Track on Edge

In this post, you’ll see the steps to turn on or off Do Not Track (DNT) on Microsoft Edge.

I’m using Google Pixel 4a (Android 12) and Windows 11 PC in this instance. Let’s start.

How to Enable or Disable Do Not Track on Edge (PC)

Here are the steps:

Open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top right.

Click on “Settings.”

Click “Privacy, search, and services” on the left sidebar.

In the Privacy section, you will see “Send “Do Not Track” requests.”

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) its switch.

If you enable it, you will see a pop-up and hit “Send request” in it.

That’s it.

Alternative Methods

Method #1

To disable, follow these steps:

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge.

Then double-click “Configure Do Not Track” in the right pane.

Select Disabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To enable it, follow the steps above but select Enabled. For the default, select Not Configured.

Method #2

To disable, follow these steps:

Open Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Edge.

If you don’t see the Edge key mentioned above, you need to create it, and here’s how: Right-click on the Microsoft key and select New > Key. Type Edge and then press Enter key.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Type ConfigureDoNotTrack and then hit the Enter key.

That’s it.

Note: To enable it, provide 1 in the Value data field of the DWORD. For the default, delete the DWORD you created earlier.

How to Enable or Disable Do Not Track on Edge (Android)

Open the Edge app.

Press the button with the three horizontal points below.

Tap “Settings.”

Hit “Privacy and security.”

Tap “Do Not Track.”

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) the switch.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.


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