Ever wonder what the Incognito Window in your browser does?
In Chrome it’s called an Incognito Window. In Safari it’s called a Private Window. The names give you an idea, but it may also give you a false sense of security.
WHAT IT DOES
WHAT IT DOESN’T DO
It doesn’t hide your browsing history from your employer or your internet provider. It also doesn’t hide you from trackers or viruses.
SO WHY USE AN INCOGNITO/PRIVATE WINDOW?
The Incognito Window treats your website browsing as a first time visit. Which means the website won’t remember:
For truly private browsing, you need a VPN in addition to the Incognito Window. That’s a topic for another time.