Security and Privacy

In Internet Explorer 8 security is essential. With Internet Explorer 8 privacy is important too. Learn how to manage them here.

InPrivate Browsing

For added privacy, Internet Explorer also offers InPrivate 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.

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Whenever you turn on InPrivate Browsing, the blue indicator will appear in your address bar to verify that you are browsing with privacy.

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Private browsing does not make Internet Explorer more secure—it only stops Internet Explorer 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 Internet Explorer window. To learn more about private browsing, visit our lesson on Browsing Privately from our Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks tutorial.