How To Browse Privately

Did you know you can 'browse privately'? When you browse privately or enter 'incognito mode', your web browser does not store your browsing history, cookies, site data, or other personal information, providing a level of privacy and anonymity.
02.01.24 Charles Griffiths

How to browse privately in Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome:
Launch the Chrome browser on your computer or device.

2. Open Incognito Window:
There are a few ways to open an Incognito window
– Press Ctrl + Shift + N (Windows/Linux) or Command + Shift + N (Mac).
– Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the Chrome window and select “New incognito window.”

3. Start Browsing:
Once you’re in Incognito mode, you can browse the web as you normally would. Any websites you visit and files you download will not be saved in your browsing history.

4. Close Incognito Window:
When you’re done browsing privately, simply close the Incognito window. Any information (like cookies or site data) collected during your session will be deleted.

 

How to browse privately in Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge:
Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.

2. Open InPrivate Window:
There are a couple of ways to open an InPrivate window:
– Press Ctrl + Shift + P (Windows/Linux) or Command + Shift + P (Mac).
– Click on the three horizontal dots (ellipsis) in the top-right corner of the Edge window to open the menu, then select “New InPrivate window.”

3. Start Browsing:
Once you’re in InPrivate mode, you can browse the web as you normally would. Edge will not save your browsing history, cookies, or site data during this session.

4. Close InPrivate Window:
When you’re done with your private browsing session, simply close the InPrivate window. Any information collected during your session will be discarded.

 

How to browse privately in Opera

1. Open Opera:
Launch the Opera browser on your computer.
Open a Private Window:

2. There are a couple of ways to open a Private Window:
– Press Ctrl + Shift + N (Windows/Linux) or Command + Shift + N (Mac).
– Click on the Opera icon in the top-left corner of the browser window, hover over “New private window,” and select the option.

3. Start Browsing:
Once you’re in the Private Window, you can browse the web as you normally would. Opera will not save your browsing history, cookies, or other site data during this session.

4. Close Private Window:
When you’re finished with your private browsing session, simply close the Private Window. Any information collected during your session will be discarded.

 

How to browse privately in Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox:
Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.

2. Open a Private Window:
There are several ways to open a Private Window:
– Press Ctrl + Shift + P (Windows/Linux) or Command + Shift + P (Mac).
– Click on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the Firefox window to open the menu. Then select “New Private Window.”

3. Start Browsing:
Once you’re in the Private Window, you can browse the web as you normally would. Firefox will not save your browsing history, search history, cookies, or site data during this session.

4. Close Private Window:
When you’re finished with your private browsing session, simply close the Private Window. Any information collected during your session will be discarded.

 

How to browse privately in Safari

1. Open Safari:
Launch the Safari browser on your Mac or iOS device.

2. Open a Private Window:
On a Mac:
– Press Command + Shift + N.
– Alternatively, click on “File” in the menu bar, then select “New Private Window.”

On iOS (iPhone or iPad):
– Open Safari on your iOS device.
– Tap the tab icon in the lower-right corner (it looks like two overlapping squares).
– In the bottom right, tap “Private” to switch to private browsing.

3. Start Browsing:
Once you’re in the private browsing mode, you can browse the web as usual. Safari will not store your browsing history, search history, or any other site data during this session.

4. Close Private Window:
When you’re done with your private browsing session, close the private window. Any information collected during your session will be discarded.

 

How to browse privately in Samsung Internet

1. Open Samsung Internet
Launch the Samsung Internet browser on your Samsung device.

2. Open Secret Mode:
Tap on the Tabs icon (square icon) at the bottom of the screen.
If you are not already in Secret mode, tap on the “Tabs” icon again to reveal the option for “Turn on Secret mode.” Tap on it to enable Secret mode.

3. Start Browsing:
Once you’re in Secret mode, you can browse the web privately. Samsung Internet will not save your browsing history, search history, or any other site data during this session.

4. Close Secret Mode:
To exit Secret mode, tap on the Tabs icon again and select “Turn off Secret mode.”

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