IE 8 InPrivate Mode

InPrivate Browsing prevents Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default. To turn on InPrivate browsing click the InPrivate Browsing option from IE 8 Safety menu. When InPrivate Browsing is turned on, you will see the following indicator:

However, browsing activity within an organization (administered network setups) can still be recorded with other means, even if you have InPrivate browsing enabled. Remember that this option will work on the local machine only! During an InPrivate session, your browsing activity is actually stored temporally as to allow you to go back to previous pages and use cookies for that session only. Then, all data is deleted automatically when the browser window is closed. This is more complete than using the Delete Browsing History item of the Safety menu.

The InPrivate filtering is used to restrict what information about a browsing session can be tracked by external entities such as, Google advertising methods! Advertising companies track your web browsing habits and advertise accordingly. You need to enable InPrivate Filtering every time you start a new session by clicking InPrivate Browsing item from the IE Safety menu or pressing CTRL+Shift+P. To set your preferred settings for all sessions, open the InPrivate Filtering Settings from the Safety menu.

You can block all content, choose content to block or allow, or disable filtering. This box displays a list of content providers and the number of sites that use this provider. From the Advanced settings, you can import or export filtering rules using the Manage Add-ons console.

Windows administrators can manage these settings through policies under the Administrative\Windows Components\Internet Explorer node of both the Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

Turn off InPrivate Filtering: If you enable this policy, InPrivate Filtering will be disabled in all browsing sessions, and InPrivate Filtering data will not be collected.

Turn off InPrivate Browsing:  InPrivate Browsing prevents Internet Explorer from storing data about a user’s browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data.

Do not collect InPrivate Filtering data: The data consists of the URLs of third-party content, along with data about the first-party websites that referenced it. It is collected during non-InPrivate (normal) browsing sessions. If you enable this policy setting, InPrivate Filtering collection will be turned off.

Disable toolbars and extensions when InPrivate Browsing Starts: This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not Toolbars and Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) are loaded by default during InPrivate Browsing.

InPrivate Filtering Threshold: sets the number of first-party sites that a particular third-party item can be referenced from before it is blocked. Setting this value lower can help prevent more third-party sites from obtaining details about users’ browsing; however doing so may cause compatibility issues on some websites. The allowed value range is 3-30.