Normal vs private browsing

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

  1. appleuser15 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2015
    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


    Sep 10, 2012
    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

    Nov 16, 2015
    Haha thought so. So people typically just leave chrome on normal and only use private for "private" stuff?
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    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 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    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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