Microsoft’s Project Spartan Browser Won’t Enable ‘Do Not Track’ by Default
Ryan Leiserowitz / 2 years ago
You may remember that back in 2012 Microsoft had switched Internet Explorer to have ‘do not track’ on by default. Microsoft admitted and it was well known that it was welcomed by many users. Due to the newest World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) draft for the feature says “it must reflect the user’s preference”.
Due to that new wording the user must make the decision to turn on the feature. One way we might see this not make a huge difference is if Microsoft makes the do not track option part of the initial setup of the browser. Microsoft must play by the rules on this or advertisers can say that they don’t have to honor any do no track signal from Microsoft’s browser. Though this is done in good faith by the advertiser as the DNT option has always been optional with advertisers choosing to do right by you and honor the request.