Normal vs private browsing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by appleuser15, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. appleuser15 macrumors member

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    Just curious, do you guys use private or normal browsing?
    If you could explain why you use that it would also help, thanks.
     
  2. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    Private is for when you are looking at porn or something and you don't want it in your browsing history.
     
  3. appleuser15 thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha thought so. So people typically just leave chrome on normal and only use private for "private" stuff?
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Chrome has what it calls "incognito mode" which is a form of private browsing in that it removes history, cookies, search history, and tabs.
     
  5. Mikael H macrumors 6502

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    I actually do quite a lot of my browsing in private mode: Since it doesn't retain a history, cookies, etc, I don't leave much of a profile for targeted ads and tracking, whose mere existence annoys me to no end. On the desktop, this is complemented with a good ad blocker (currently uBlock Origins), but my iDevices are too old to allow for ad blockers to run natively (32-bit systems).
     

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