When you browse the internet through a computer or any other device such as mobile or tablet, you are leaving a trace of the sites you visit. Another person can easily see through your browsing history the sites you've been through, in great detail . You can also see what you have accidentally visited in your address bar. Avoiding this violation of your privacy will not require much effort. So that you keep the websites you visit a secret, we are going to reveal some very simple tricks.
Browse incognito mode
This is usually one of the most common options for users who do not want to leave a browsing trail. The most popular browsers such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox have an incognito browsing mode. By activating it, you ensure that neither the browsing history nor the cookies will be stored . So the other person who uses the same device when going online will not receive the suggestions of what you have visited in the address bar.
Before browsing, for example, through pornographic sites, it is recommended that you activate the incognito mode of your browser to avoid embarrassment. To activate it in Google Chrome you have to go to the three points in the upper right corner of the navigation window. When you click, a list of drop-down options appears, and you have to select the third option "New incognito window". A window that appears in black immediately opens and alerts you that you are in incognito mode.
To activate it in Firefox : go to the upper right corner of the window and click on the three horizontal lines. In the dropdown select "New private window".
To activate it in Safari : You can also use the incognito browsing mode in Safari through Mac. Just open the Safari browser and go to the File tab at the top of the desktop. A list of options is displayed in which you have to select "New private window".
Browse incognito mode on mobile
On your mobile it is also possible that you protect your privacy when you browse the Internet. To activate the incognito browsing mode of Google Chrome through the mobile , the process is as follows: once the browser is open you have to go to the upper right and click on the three points. In the list of options that appears, select "New incognito tab".
To do it through the Safari browser on your mobile : you must go to the upper right corner and click on the three horizontal dots. In the list you have to select "Private".
Clear browsing history
If you have forgotten to activate incognito mode and you want not to leave a trace of what you have visited, another alternative is to erase your browsing history. It is a measure used by the majority of users who prefer to prevent another person from consulting their searches .
To access this option in Google Chrome you have to go to the three points in the upper right part of the navigation window. In the drop-down you have to select "History". To your left there is another section with what you have recently closed and the websites you have visited, click on History and it will take you to a new window. On the left side there are three sections, you have to go to the third "Clear browsing data". A new configuration window opens for you. In this section you can determine what you want to delete: browsing history, cookies and other site data or cached files and images. And from what time interval: the last hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 4 weeks or forever. Once established, press the "Delete data" button.
To clear Firefox history : go back to the upper right corner of the window and select Preferences. A new window opens and on the left side you have to check the Privacy & Security option. In the History section you have different options to clean the browser history. It offers you the possibility of indicating a time range to clean, where you can also delete cookies, cache, active sessions
To clear Safari history : When you open the browser, the History tab appears at the top of the Mac desktop. When clicking, you have to select the last option in the list "Delete history". It offers us to erase what is today, today and yesterday or all the history.
Clear browsing history on mobile
To delete the browsing history on the mobile, if it is Google Chrome, it is necessary to do the following. Click on the three vertical points in the upper corner of your screen. In the list select "History" and Clear browsing data ... As in the PC, it allows you to delete cookies and site data, as well as image files stored in cache.
To do it through the Safari browser you have to do the following: go to the upper right corner and click on the three horizontal dots. In the list you have the different options separately: Clear history, Clear cookis and Clear cache.
Use secure connection and change browser
These are other useful alternatives to improve privacy. Although Google is the search engine par excellence, there are other options that are more respectful of our personal data . DuckDuckGo is a search engine that you can use without problems, and in no time it will save your search history. On their website they emphasize that they do not track user information, regardless of whether you browse incognito or not.
Keep in mind that not only browsers preserve our browsing history. All companies that provide access to the network also store this data . In this sense, there are operators that can offer you a specific secure connection, such as Movistar, guaranteeing that they will encrypt your browsing data, and therefore no one will have access to them. To find out if your operator offers this service you will have to consult them. It is also useful for preventing attacks by cybercriminals.