Profiles are groups of settings and configuration options tied to a particular browser engine. Profiles enable you to set specific registry values or define custom ActiveX settings to ensure a web application runs properly if it requires specific versions or settings. For example, profiles enable you to have the granular control to set a specific version of Java for a single page, while the rest of that web application uses the most current version of Java.
Using profiles, you can isolate the settings required for one application to run from all your other applications, meaning that for one application or web page you can invoke a legacy IE rendering mode, an old version of Java, and custom security settings, but for everything else, the default software (IE11, the latest version of Java, etc.) will be used.
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