Private or Incognito is a mode that opens a new window where you can browse the Internet in private without your browser saving the sites you visit and without any stored login credentials. You can switch between a private or incognito windows and any regular browsing windows you have open. You’ll only be in “private” or “incognito” mode when you’re using that window.

How to open a Private or Incognito browser window using different browsers:

Windows
  • Chrome: Chrome menu > New incognito window (Ctrl + Shift + N)
  • FireFox: FireFox menu > New Private Window (Ctrl + Shift + P)
  • Internet Explorer: Tools menu > In Private Browsing (Ctrl + Shift + P)
  • Microsoft Edge: More button > In Private Browsing (Ctrl + Shift + P)

Mac

  • Chrome: Chrome menu > New incognito window (⌘ + Shift + N)
  • FireFox: FireFox menu > New Private Window (⌘ + Shift + P)
  • Safari: File > New Private Window (⌘ + Shift + N)