The latest Microsoft Edge preview build now comes with tracking prevention.
Dona Sarker, the head of the Windows Insider team, recently announced that her and other Microsoft employees are listening to what users want, and something they were getting a lot of feedback on was offering an option to prevent tracking.
The new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge comes with the same “flags” features page that Google Chrome has had for many years. The flags page allows you to turn optional features on and off.
It’s not likely that Microsoft would ever stop tracking cookies by default because it understands the needs for them. But the option of turning them off should you want to have them off is probably a good happy medium for everyone. If you do want a browser that gives more privacy by default, you may wish to use Mozilla Firefox which according to Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler would have blocked tens of thousands more cookies in one week of his web browsing compared to Chrome.