1.69 Ensure 'Default sensor setting' is set to 'Enabled: Do not allow any site to access sensors'


This policy setting configures whether websites can access and use sensors such as motion and light.

The recommended state for this setting is Enabled: Do not allow any site to access sensors.


Sensor APIs may expose data to sites and services, and may even give sites control over functionality. Due to privacy concerns, sensors should never be accessed by websites or 3rd party vendors.


Access to sensors, such as motion and light, will not be accessible by websites.


To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled: Do not allow any site to access sensors:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Default sensors setting

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template MSEdge.admx/adml that can be downloaded from: Download Microsoft Edge for Business - Microsoft.

Default Value:

Enabled. (Allow sites to access sensors.)

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