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How to Keep Your Privacy On Major Internet Browsers

The Internet is just like the ocean where we can find both positive and negative animals. If we are not able to differentiate between these two types then the end results will be against our wishes. When it comes to the internet, it is the ocean of data. We can browse through freely. This browsing can be can be daunting and can result in the attack of cyber crimes. The first thing that helps to interact with the online world is called an internet browser. A browser helps us to browse through the ocean of data and extract the required elements.

From Where to Look on Your Data Protection

Right from the first click on any Internet browser, we either show or hide our identity. Internet browsers offer multiple options for securing and controlling your personal data on the web. Famous browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE (Microsoft Edge) and Safari, Opera etc. provide built-in options for privacy protection. With the help of these browsers, you can go to settings and enable private browsing, delete your history, delete cookies and many other options. 

It becomes important to look at these security options which are freely available with famous browsers. If you think you might be the prey of abuse or illegal monitoring then these things can be avoided with the help of these settings. Here I would like to add a few important things about Internet privacy. It is said that “If it is on the internet then it is not secure”. No matter what steps you are taking for your privacy, you cannot avoid the concerned threats. With the help of these internet hacks, you can only secure yourself from people around you. These steps are not valid when it comes advance security measurements. 

In this blog, we will talk about three main security options;

Private browsing – It allows users to browse the internet without allowing the browser to keep your history. If you think you are being monitored by someone then this activity will help you in preventing your monitoring by any third entity. But again, this is not helpful when it comes to advance security. If someone is following you from your IP then this trick will not help you. 

Do not Track – When you enable these settings on any browser then no one will be able to track your interest, browsing behavior. It is helpful if you don’t want online advertisers to show you interest-based ads and links. 

Deleting History – The good thing about internet browsers is that you can delete your browsed materials. This will be a good move if you don’t want to save your passwords, username etc. on a public computer or even on your personal computer. Deleting your history and saved data from a browser will increase your privacy. 
So how can we enable these three privacy steps on all the major browsers? Below we have explained these steps for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox. Follow the browser you are using on regular basis.  

How to Enable Privacy Settings on Google Chrome 

Private Browsing in Google Chrome 

  • Click on three vertical dots (Chrome menu icon) and select “New incognito window”. Or Press “Ctrl + Shift + N”
  • A new black window will open with incognito mode message 
  • Now you can browse privately on Chrome 

Enable “Do Not Track in Chrome” 

  • Click on Menu Icon
  • Select Settings
  • Go to Advance Settings 
  • Check “Send a Do Not Track”

Delete History in Google Chrome 

  • Click on the Menu icon from the right top 
  • Go to History 
  • Select Clear Browsing data 
  • Clear data based on your choice i.e. either whole or few items 

How to Enable Privacy Settings on Mozilla Firefox

How to Enable Private Browsing in Mozilla Firefox 

  • Open a new Window
  • Click on the menu icon from the right corner 
  • Choose “New Private Window”
  • A new private window will open with a message of private mode.

How to Enable Do Not Track on Mozilla Firefox 

  • Open a new window
  • Click on the “Options” icon (Settings icon from the list)
  • Select “Privacy” from the top menu 
  • Under “Tracking” click on “Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked”

How to Delete History in Firefox 

  • Click the Library button 
  • click History 
  • Now click on “Clear Recent History”
  • Select your desired preferences you want Firefox to delete/clear your history
  • Finally, click on “Clear History Now” 

How to Enable Privacy Settings on Internet Explorer

How to Enable InPrivate Option in Internet Explorer 

  • Open a new Window 
  • Click on Settings Icon 
  • Select Safety 
  • Choose “InPrivate Browsing”
  • A private window will open with a message explaining the InPrivate mode 

Enable “Do Not Track in Internet Explorer” 

  • Click on Tool Icon from the right corner 
  • Click on “Safety” 
  • Now click on “Turn on Tracking Protection”  
  • Also, click on “Turn on Do Not Track Requests”

How to Delete History in Internet Explorer 

  • Select the Tools button
  • Go to Safety
  • Select Delete browsing history
  • Choose your desired data to delete from the options 

How to Enable Privacy Settings on Safari 

How to Enable Private Browsing on Safari 8 

  • From the File
  • Choose “New Private Window”
  • Or you can press “Command + Shift + N” 

Enable “Do Not Track” in Safari 

  • Go to Preferences
  • Select the Privacy Tab
  • Now select “Website tracking: Ask websites not to track me”

How to clear history on Safari 

  • Go to History
  • Select “Clear History and Website Data”
  • Select the data you want to delete of a specific time period (use drop down menu)
  • Click “Clear History”

Final Words 

You should not compromise on your privacy. It is the most important thing and if not handled properly then data loss is 100% predicted. These were few of the most important security measurements. We hope that these tips will help you a lot while browsing!

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