Incognito mode: how to use it in browsers
What is incognito mode?
With incognito mode on, your browser won’t save search history, and login data and will disable cookies. Still, your browsing history will be visible to internet providers and the websites you visit will know who you are.
How to browse privately in Chrome and Sidekick browsers?
Select the main menu button (three vertical dots in the upper-right corner) and choose New Incognito Window.
You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N on Windows, Chrome OS, and Linux or Cmd+Shift+N on Mac OS.
How to browse privately in Safari browser?
Select File on the menu bar, then select New Private Window.
Use Ctrl+Shift+N or Cmd+Shift+N shortcuts for Windows or Mac
How to browse privately in Mozilla Firefox browser?
Select the menu button (three lines), then select New Private Window. A purple mask logo will appear in the right top corner.
Alternatively, you can use Ctrl-Shift-P (Windows) or Command-Shift-P (Mac) shortcuts
The benefits of Incognito mode
Prevents public device’s browser from storing your data and keeps your browsing history free of unwanted or sensitive search entries
Incognito mode means that your browser automatically deletes cookies at the end of a session and this protects you from some of the targeted ads
The limitations of Incognito mode
Your actions stop being anonymous when you log into a website. They see your location and can share this data with other sites.
Your browsing history is visible to your internet provider or your employer who runs the network you are connected to.
Incognito mode doesn’t shield you from viruses. It doesn’t delete the files you download, including malware.