Why Does Page Show Policy Default

Why is a website blocked and showing "Policy=default"?

Internet content is filtered based on your identity. This explains why instructors have more access than high school students who have more access than elementary school students and so forth. If the content filter does not know who you are, you will be filtered under the most restrictive or “default” policy as shown on the block page.

image of default policy

This can happen if you have not logged in to your computer for a while or for a variety of other less common reasons. To re-establish your identity for the most accurate filtering, try any of the following:

  • Click the link to www.bing.com/?logout and then close the resulting window. You may then be able to immediately begin browsing as expected.
  • Logoff/logon to your computer
  • Reboot your computer