What is Private Browsing, also called “Incognito Browsing”?
Private Browsing automatically erases your browsing information, such as passwords, cookies and history, leaving no trace after you end the session. This is helpful to not leave an obvious record of websites that you visit.
However, Private Browsing doesn’t make you anonymous on the Internet. Your Internet service provider, employer, library, or the sites themselves can still gather information about pages you visit. Private Browsing also doesn’t protect you from keyloggers or spyware that may be installed on your computer.
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How to enable Private Browsing on most Apple Mac and Windows web browsers:
- Calls its private browsing mode “Incognito Mode”
- On Windows, open Google Chrome and press the keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+N.
- On Mac, open Google Chrome and press the keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+N.
- To exit Incognito Mode, simply close the window.
- Calls its private browsing mode “Private Browsing”
- On Windows, open Firefox and press the keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+P.
- On Mac, open Firefox and press the keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+N.
- To exit Private Browsing, simply close the window.
- Calls its private browsing mode “InPrivate Browsing”
- On Windows or Mac, open Internet Explorer and press Control+Shift+P.
- To exit InPrivate Browsing, simply close the window.
- On Mac, open Safari and press the keyboard shortcut Shift+Command+N or the Private Window option is accessible from the File menu.
- To exit this mode, simply close the window.
On iOS (iPhone or iPad) devices:
If you’re using an iPhone or iPad and surfing with Safari, then you can use private mode on it as well. To do so, first tap the new tab icon in the lower-right (iPhone) or upper right (iPad) corner of the new tab screen. Then tap “Private” in the lower-left corner. To exit, simply tap the “Done” button in the lower-right corner of the screen.
For additional information, please see: https://www.howtogeek.com/269265/how-to-enable-private-browsing-on-any-web-browser/