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Whats the best private browser?
Many users rely on private browsers to keep their Internet habits away from prying eyes. But with so many options out there, what's the best private browser for you? In this article we examine the choices.Read this article →
When (and when not) to use Incognito mode
Incognito mode keeps things hidden on the user’s side, so browse with Incognito mode when you are trying to hide your history from other users on the same device. Buying a secret birthday gift or planning a surprise holiday? Incognito mode is the way to go. Your browsing history will be deleted when you end the session, and no other users on the same device can see what you did.
If you have genuine concerns about your Internet privacy, don’t rely solely on Incognito mode. Only a few browsers have a private browsing mode that actually keeps you hidden from third parties. Brave’s Private Window with Tor is one example since it uses the Tor network to relay your connection through three different devices and keep you anonymous from prying eyes. Incognito mode on Chrome does nothing of the sort, and the only way to make it more private is to use third-party extensions – the same as in normal browsing on Chrome.
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? How to enable extensions for Incognito Microsoft Edge?
Open your Microsoft Edge web browser. Click on the 3 horizontal dot icon, to open the menu. And select the item Extensions. Choose the extension in the list, and enable here the checkbox Allow in InPrivate.
Let extensions read and change site data
Some extensions need permission to read and change site data. You can change your extensions’ permissions anytime.
- On your computer, open Chrome .
- At the top right, click Extensions .
- Click More point to “This can read and change site data.”
- Decide which permission to give the extension:
- When you click the extension: This setting only allows the extension to access the current site in the open tab or window when you click the extension. If you close the tab or window, you’ll have to click the extension to turn it on again.
- On [current site]: Allow the extension to automatically read and change data on the current site.
- On all sites: Allow the extension to automatically read and change data on all sites.
Add or remove access to a specific site
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More More tools Extensions.
- On the extension, click Details.
- Under “Permissions,” add or remove a site:
- Add: To the right of “Allowed sites,” click Add.
- If you don’t see this option, change “Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites you visit” to On specific sites.
- Remove: To the right of the site, tap More Remove.
Should you? Really?
Our browsers have become an integral part of our everyday lives and the data they collect is extensive. If you’re concerned about your privacy, you will already be working with Chrome’s Incognito mode. If you find yourself needing to work with both Incognito mode and your extensions, you should think twice about what you’re doing. If you have any doubt about the data saved by an extension, don’t enable it in Incognito mode. Otherwise, enable away (but use with caution).