How to use private browsing or incognito mode
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Have you ever been browsing the web for an article and then a few days later saw ads popping up all over the internet for the article you were looking for?
So, it is very difficult to buy birthday and Christmas gifts online or even items for yourself, such as vibrators, which you don’t want the kids to know.
These targeted advertisements are the result of cookies – small pieces of data left on your computer when you visit web pages. Although you can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer, this means that you will not be able to save usernames and passwords for websites or even leave items in a file. basket before coming back later to buy them.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution: private browsing or incognito mode.
What is incognito mode?
Incognito mode, or incognito mode, this setting means that the history of the sites you have visited and the items you have searched for on the web are erased as soon as you close a window. It also prevents cookies from being saved, so there is no fear that targeted advertisements suddenly appear.
How do I activate private browsing mode?
It’s easy to turn on private browsing or incognito mode no matter what browser you are using.
You have a iPhone or iPad? Unless you have installed another web browser on the device yourself, you will be using Safari to view web pages. Open Safari and tap the icon that looks like two squares, one above the other. This allows you to open a new tab. Select Private in the lower left corner and you will start a Private tab. On a Mac, open Safari and select File in the upper left corner. Now tap on New incognito window.
Are you using Chrome? Open the browser and tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and select New incognito window from the list.
If you have a Windows 10 PC and use the Microsoft Edge browser, just open the browser and select the three horizontal dots, followed by the new InPrivate window. Or if you have an older version of Windows and are using Internet Explorer, open the Settings menu (represented by a cog in the upper right corner). Select Security, then InPrivate Browsing from the options displayed.
Mozilla’s Firefox also works the same way. Just head to File in the top left corner and select New Private Window.
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