Under the hood, Suggested Sites feature of Internet Explorer 8 (download) is a system that provides suggestions by using a collection of users’ visited sites. Respecting user privacy and giving the user control over the data provided has been part of the design philosophy of Suggested Sites since the beginning.
- Suggested Sites is off by default and requires user opt-in to the experience through the first-run settings wizard or through the tools menu.
- Does not record or send any browsing activity during InPrivate browsing sessions.
- Respects history settings: If user deletes the history, these deleted entries are not uploaded to the server. Also, suggestions are not displayed for these deleted entries.