Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Website Access to Language List in Windows 11


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Some websites may have their content available in different languages. Windows can share information about your preferred language list with websites so that they can have the opportunity to respect your language preferences without you having to independently set them for each site.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off website access to the language list for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and click/tap on General on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open General settings

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3 Turn On (default) or Off Let websites show me locally relevant content by accessing my language list for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Website Access to Language List

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_On_website_access_of_language_list.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\User Profile]
"HttpAcceptLanguageOptOut"=-

3 Turn Off Website Access to Language List

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_Off_website_access_of_language_list.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\User Profile]
"HttpAcceptLanguageOptOut"=dword:00000001

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


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