Incognito Mode Doesn’t Stop Web Tracking, Do This Instead

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Big tech giants like Google & Facebook, advertising companies, and data brokers use tons of tricks and tools to gather information about your online activities, like what you search for and like to hear about on the Internet. This data includes cookies, user-agent, location, and your online behavior.

People aware of that take different precautions and actions to keep their online activities and information private by using a VPN or using Incognito mode while browsing websites but let me tell you, “Incognito mode doesn’t stop websites from tracking your online behavior,” because those companies are also aware of that, and by taking these steps, your ISP and some websites are still able to see your online activities.

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How Tech Companies Tracking Us

Suppose you are visiting a website for banking, e-commerce, or any other web service that requires the user to log in, the website owner can monitor you easily. So remember that even if you’re using incognito browsing or a VPN, that doesn't mean your privacy is hidden.

People who recognize the limitations of Incognito mode, usually use some browser extensions to block more information from being sent to the web server. These usually include Adblockers, Cookies, Script, etc.

Best Way To Protect Online Privacy

There is no way to be protected online with 100% surety, but here is the best way as compared to VPN and Incognito mode privacy protection known as “Browser Compartmentalization,” which can help you escape the clutches of the data-gathering online.

Browser Compartmentalization

The technique involves users using two or even three browsers on the same computer. However, instead of switching between browsers at random, users of browser compartmentalization dedicate one browser to one type of internet activity and another browser to another type of internet activity.

Users will use one browser for any and all websites they need to log in to. This browser is the one on which they’ll access their social media, banks, and shopping sites.

Users will never use this browser to randomly browse the internet. This browser is only used for bookmarked sites you need to log in to. Let’s call this your “accounts” browser.

Users will then use a second browser for all their web searches and random browsing. They will never use this browser to personally identify themselves in any way, period. We’ll call this your “everyday” browser.

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You may maximize your privacy and anonymity while maintaining the convenience and usability of the websites you must log into by dividing your web browsing between two or more browsers.

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