Anonymous mode: Understand what it is and navigate more safely


O anonymous mode (or private browsing) does what the name suggests: surf the internet without leaving the history of the pages visited. The feature is present in most modern browsers and has become a great ally to increase the level of privacy on the internet.

The purpose of the anonymous mode is to prevent pages visited in private mode from leaving traces in the browser used for access. These traces consist of cookies which are small files that sites leave in a folder specified by the browser to record information about your access, such as date of last visit, history, data filled in forms, temporary files and the like.

Private browsing has more uses than you might think.

How to open anonymous browsing by Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome;
  • In the upper right, click More;
  • A new window is displayed. In the top corner, look for the gray anonymous navigation symbol;
  • Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS: press Ctrl + Shift + n;
  • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + n.

How to open anonymous browsing by Firefox

  • Click the menu button and click New Private Window.
  • The user can also enter the private browsing mode of Firefox through the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + P;

The anonymous mode is still useful when we are accessing the internet from a public computer, so we do not run the risk of leaving our password recorded. This is also to prevent form data from being stored on the computer.

Anonymous mode only prevents information from being saved to the computer you are using.

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Daniel Afonso Geto Student of Telecommunications and Network Engineering writes about technology precisely because it is his area of ​​training, to be something he loves to do and for himself it is a privilege to be part of the largest Angolan site of news related to ICT. Taking the principle, stop is dying, is also the holder of certifications: Network Administration, CCNA Routing, CCNA Switching and CCNA Security.