When you typically browse the internet with Google Chrome (and other web browsers), the sites you visit are stored in the browser’s history. Also, the sites you visit will deposit and store browsing cookies that keep track of your visits and activity. Both typically serve good purposes; however, what if you do not want to be tracked? If that is the case, then go “incognito”.
Here’s how to go “incognito” in Google Chrome:
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More New Incognito Window.
- A new window appears. In the top corner, check for the Incognito icon
- You will see a window similar to what is pictured below.
A misconception about “incognito” mode:
Even though your browsing history and cookies are not stored on the computer you are working from; websites you visit, your employer or school, or internet service provider can still track your activity via the computer’s IP addresses.
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