Start your favorite browser in private or incognito mode and add some additional privacy to your internet browsing.
Learn how to open Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge chromium, Opera, and Internet Explorer private or incognito mode every time it’s launched on your PC with this article.
Private mode is useful if you share a computer or prefer to have browsing activity deleted when you close a browser window.
Private or incognito mode prevents information such as browser and search history, cookies, and web form fills from being stored on your device and is deleted when the private window is closed.
This also deletes any log in or account information so you’ll have to log in to any accounts like Gmail every time you visit the site. A password manager lets you log in once each private session, though if you prefer to stay logged to any account you use often it’s easier to open a private or incognito window as needed in your browser.
Not all private modes are the same in every browser, and this article explains what each browser deletes and retains in private mode and gives clear directions for starting popular browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge chromium, Opera and Internet Explorer) in private mode. The information for Chrome should work on chromium based browsers as well.
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