You can modify how Microsoft Edge deals with privacy settings to keep information about your browsing habits or identity safer.

  1. In Microsoft Edge, click the More Actions button, and then click Settings.

  2. Move the mouse pointer to the right edge of the Settings pane to display the scroll bar, scroll down, and click View Advanced Settings under Advanced Settings.

  3. In the Advanced Settings pane, scroll down to the bottom of the pane, past the Privacy and Services heading. Click the drop-down list under Cookies, then click either Block All Cookies or Block Only Third Party Cookies.

  4. Press Esc or click outside the pane to close it.

You can also use the Block Pop-Ups setting near the top of the Advanced Settings pane. When this setting is toggled on Microsoft Edge prevents any pop-up windows from loading when you visit a site. While pop-ups generally show harmless or annoying ads, some may be associated with phishing schemes or malware, so your computer is more secure with pop-ups blocked.

Some sites, such as online news and magazine sites that you subscribe to, must use cookies to store your logon information. If you have cookies enabled, Remember Me or Keep Me Signed In options won’t work on those pages, and you’ll have to enter your logon information each time you visit the site.

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Dan Gookin has been an author, editor, ghostwriter, and a public official. He's written more than a dozen Dummies books on technology, with a special focus on PCs, the Android operating system, and Microsoft products. And in 1991, he was the author of the very first Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, which started the whole enterprise.

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