Understand and Configure Geolocation in Interne...
Tip: Understand and Configure Geolocation in Internet Explorer 9

The geolocation feature in Internet Explorer 9 allows Web sites to provide information that is tailored to your geographic location. This capability, which relies on a W3C standard, uses your IP address to determine your location and, thus, serve up location-aware content.

When you visit a site that wants to access and track your location, Internet Explorer 9 will notify you and let you configure how the current site can access this information. The options include:
  • Allow once
  • Always deny (available through the Options button)
  • Always allow and don’t tell me (available through the Options button)

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If you do not want to allow sites to access and use your location, you can disable the geolocation feature by doing the following:
  • Open the Tools menu by pressing the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  • Select Internet Options.
  • Open the Privacy tab.
  • Under Location, select the option to Never Allow Websites To Request Your Physical Location.
  • You can select Clear Sites to clear preferences you’ve already set, such as always allowing or always denying location information for certain sites.
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You can also use Group Policy to disable geolocation throughout your organization. The new Group Policy option is: Disable Browser Geolocation

Tip by Matt Graven, TechNet Tips Editor.



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