Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver
what's private browsing on a Mac?
Sorta hides all cookies, etc., and does not leave a history trail. I use it sometimes when visiting websites that bombard the browser with ads. Also use the VPN to fake the IP address so the website doesn't know where I am.
The downside is whenever you visit a site where the site looks at the cookies for your password, etc., and you have to manually enter the user name/password each time.
To activate private browsing in Safari, click on "File" in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then click on "New Private Window". Firefox has a similar feature but I can't explain Internet Explorer (haven't used it in many years).