Safari 4.0.4 on Snow Leopard; Private Browsing

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  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I have just recently got my first mac, moving from a windows computer.

    On my previous pc on internet explorer there was an option for 'Private Browsing' which didn't leave any files or anything and the sites visited were fully untraceable.

    On Safari i have noticed the same option, does this do the same (doesn't leave any cache or history or anything like that?)

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Both of you!, MacDawg you have help'd me on alot of my threads now, thanks man.
     
  4. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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  5. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha, wanted to make sure didn't log anything.
     
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    It's not flawless; for example if you turn on private browsing and then view a product on Amazon, you'll then get similar products showing up on Amazon's recommendations page. It looks like tracking cookies still make it through.
     
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    So maybe after gratifying myself via the content that is provided by the internets, I should clear my cookies?
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Firefox's private mode doesn't store cookies from the private sessions. The thing with Amazon.com could either be from flash storing data or from IP address matching as well?

    Also, mind you, Flash Player keeps a sort of history/stored data as well. You can clear it by going to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html and then click on "delete all sites."
     

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