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Tracking of browsing activity must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235766 EDGE-00-000054 SV-235766r766874_rule Medium
Description
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)
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38985r766872_chk )
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".