Privacy and Security in Chrome

Because it's created by Google, Chrome security and Chrome privacy are important features. Learn all about them here.

Incognito mode

For added privacy, Chrome also offers incognito mode, which allows you to browse without recording your history or storing cookies. This is a great way to keep your browsing history secret when planning a party or buying a gift for someone who shares your computer.

To use Incognito mode:

  1. Click the Chrome menu in the top-right corner of the browser, then select New incognito window.
  2. The incognito window will appear, which you'll use just like a regular Chrome window. Note the incognito icon in the top-left corner of the browser, which confirms that you are in incognito mode.

Browsing in incognito mode does not make Chrome more secure; it only stops Chrome from saving history and cookies for that session. Don't use an incognito window to view any websites you wouldn't feel safe viewing in a regular Chrome window.