The setting allows websites to be blocked from tracking users' web-browsing activity.
If this policy is disabled or is not configured, users can set their own level of tracking prevention.
Policy options mapping:
- TrackingPreventionOff (0) = Off (no tracking prevention)
- TrackingPreventionBasic (1) = Basic (blocks harmful trackers; content and ads will be personalized)
- TrackingPreventionBalanced (2) = Balanced (blocks harmful trackers and trackers from sites user has not visited; content and ads will be less personalized)
- TrackingPreventionStrict (3) = Strict (blocks harmful trackers and majority of trackers from all sites; content and ads will have minimal personalization; some parts of sites might not work)
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity" must be set to "Enabled" with the option value set to "Balanced" or "Strict".
Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
If the value for "TrackingPrevention" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 2" or "REG_DWORD = 3", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38948r766873_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity" to "Balanced" or "Strict".