Private Browsing

Private browsing is a feature in some web browsers that enables the user to browse the internet, privately, so that others using/accessing the device will not be able to see the browser history. Downloads and bookmarks are still saved, and your activity may still be visible to websites you visit, your employer or school, or your internet provider.

ITS recommends utilizing private browsers when traveling abroad and using public computers.

Below is a list of web browsers that offer private browsing, and the names of their corresponding private browsers. You can open a new private browsing window by selecting the option listed below for your browser in the same menu you would use to open a new standard window.

Web Browser   Private Browser Name
Google Chrome
Incognito Mode/Window
Microsoft Edge
InPrivate Browsing Window
Mozilla Firefox
Private Browsing Window
Safari Private Browsing Window