Private browsing on Internet browsers is a good way for users to protect their personal data and to avoid that the pages they visit are not saved or found in the history or cookies. A way to keep a semblance of anonymity on the net…
Several search engines and web browsers keep the data of their users viewing habits in order to resell this information to the highest bidders.
This information can also be used for other targeting and statistical mechanisms. In other cases, the history and cookies saved may influence certain search results, particularly in terms of the hierarchy of results but also the price of airline tickets, and have an impact on our purchasing power.
Navigate incognito on Chrome
It is possible to open both a standard navigation window and a private navigation window from Chrome. However, only the private browsing window will allow the user’s information not to be saved.
To do this, simply open a Chrome page and go to the upper right corner to click on “More”, the famous three little vertical dots. There, simply click on New Private Browsing Window. A new page will appear with a special grey icon – a kind of man with a hat and glasses – indicating that it is indeed a private navigation tab.
Being anonymous on Firefox
From the Firefox browser, go to the upper right corner and click on the tab with the three small horizontal bars. Then just click on the drawing of a mask above the “private window”. Alternatively, right-click on a hyperlink from a page and select “Open link in private browser window”.
It is also possible to save the private mode. To do this, go back to the tab with the three small bars, “option” and “private life”, and finally, select never save the history and you’re done. Each time you log on to Firefox, the windows will be automatically activated in private browsing mode.
Private browsing with Internet Explorer
As far as Internet Explorer is concerned, the method is just as simple. You will have to go to the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. In the menu that will appear, select “security” and then “InPrivate browsing”. A new window will then open with the “InPrivate” logo just to the left of the address bar.
Protect your Edge navigation
The principle is always the same for the Edge browser. It is also necessary to go to the icon at the top right of the screen and click on the three small dots. From the menu, just click on “New InPrivate window”, just like in Explorer. Navigation in the new window will then be private, as well as on all the new tabs on it.
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