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How to Delete Private Browsing History and Protect Your Privacy

MakeUseOf: “Most people use the incognito browsing mode when they want to keep their browsing history private. But did you know that incognito mode isn’t actually private? When using incognito mode in your web browser, you may think that your activities are completely anonymous and untraceable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and other third-party entities may still be able to track your online activity, even during private browsing. Not only that but if you share your device with others, even they can find out what you visited in incognito mode. So, how do you view and delete your incognito history and protect your privacy? How Is Your Browsing History Saved in Incognito Mode? When you browse the internet in incognito mode, the browser doesn’t save your web queries and the websites you visit. Your browsing history, cookies, or other site data are not saved during private browsing. However, just using the incognito mode doesn’t guarantee private browsing. Your browser is not the only place where your data is stored. Your ISP collects and stores data about your online activities, including which websites you visit—yes, when private browsing too.”

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