So InPrivate Filtering has had a dose of steroids and changed its name (confusingly) to Tracking Protection. Tracking Protection helps protect users from being tracked online by blocking third-party content such as images, text & cookies. By importing a Tracking Protection List (much in the same way we used to import .xml files with pre-defined filters in IPF for IE8) we can better lock down our privacy and rid ourselves of ads.
To get started with Tracking Protection, head to Tools > Safety > Tracking Protection.
By default, there will be a “Your Personalised List” where you click on the Settings button to set a threshold to automatically or manually block content based on how often it’s displayed. Right click to enable or disable any Tracking Protection List.
Where things differ to IE8 is we don’t have an option to import our own filters. Instead, we can head over here where Microsoft have teamed up with several partners to offer us Tracking Protection Lists (TPL’s).
Simply click on Add TPL next to your preferred provider and you’ll be prompted with this screen.
Click Add List to apply the filters. Job done!
If you want to have a deeper look at the TPL’s, you’ll find relevance at:
%HomePath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Tracking Protection\