Privacy and Security in Edge

Learn about Microsoft Edge privacy and Microsoft Edge security in this free lesson.

Private browsing

For added privacy, Edge also offers private browsing, which allows you to browse the web 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 create a private window:

  1. Click the More button, then select New InPrivate window.
  2. A private browsing window will appear, which you'll use just like a regular Edge window. Note the blue InPrivate icon in the top-left corner, which confirms that you are in browsing privately.

Private browsing does not make Edge more secure—it only stops Edge from saving history and cookies for that session. Don't use a private window to view any websites you wouldn't feel safe viewing in a regular Edge window.