When you use the Internet Explorer version of Metro, there’s a feature that lets website ask for your physical location in Windows 8. Some websites use this feature to target certain content that’s unique to you and your location.

Even though this feature is on by default after installing Windows 8, this brief tutorial is going to show you how to turn it off so websites don’t ask for your physical location everytime you’re connected to the Internet via Internet Explorer (Metro). This is a new feature in Windows 8 and not everyone is happy about it. So, if you’re part of the few that don’t want their physical location to be gathered, continue below to learn how to turn it off.

To get started with this, sign in to Windows 8 and launch Internet Explorer from Metro tile.




When Internet Explorer opens, press the Windows Key + C on your keyboard or move and hover your mouse at the bottom right of your display the Charms bar. When the Charms bar opens, select ‘Settings’




Then select ‘Internet Options’




Finally, slide the bar to turn off the feature highlighted below. If sites already have your physical location saved, you can use the ‘Clear’ button to delete them all.




That’s all to it.