Websites often use various types of tracking to deliver ads suited to your browsing behavior, Facebook Likes, physical location and more. If you’re uncomfortable with websites tracking your physical location, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and Windows 7 allows you to stop sties from asking for it.
Disable Physical Location Tracking Internet Explorer 10
In Windows 8, launch the modern / metro style version of IE 10 and hit Windows Key + C to bring up the Charms bar (or swipe from the right edge of the screen on a touchscreen) and select Settings.
Then select Internet Options.
Under Permissions, switch Ask for Location to Off, and Clear sites you’ve already gave permissions for and start over.
On the desktop version of IE 10 in Windows 8 or Windows 7, click Settings (Gear icon) and then Internet Options.
Then click the Privacy tab and check the box “Never Allow Websites to Request Your Physical Location” and you can clear site requests here too.
If you want to further protect your privacy online, check out Ron White’s article on enabling the Do Not Track Setting in the major browsers.
You might consider adding a comment about what is good or bad about supplying your location.
That is for example what do I lose by turning this feature off.