The advanced security features, such as the Cookie control feature and the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) will be an instant hit with many surfers. Many Web sites provide a privacy statement or a Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) policy that you can view with Internet Explorer 6.0. P3P helps protect the privacy of your personal information on the Internet by simplifying the process for deciding whether and under what circumstances personal information is disclosed to Web sites.
Internet Explorer 6.0 has also taken steps to improve Web browser reliability. When Internet Explorer stops or closes unexpectedly, it displays the new Internet Explorer Error Reporting Tool rather than the standard fault dialog box. The Internet Explorer Error Reporting Tool provides fault collection services. It offers to extract information about the Internet Explorer problem and upload the data to Microsoft for analysis.
Note: You must have Windows 98 or newer installed on your machine in order to run Internet Explorer 6.0. It features Active Setup (a 496K file), which requires that you maintain your Internet connection after you double click ie6setup.exe. Active Setup will prompt you to choose among various IE packages; these range in size from 8.5MB to more than 45MB, with a typical install of 11MB.