Often times we need to perform activities on our browser that we’d rather keep private. For this purpose many browser include a mode of browsing in which no records are kept of a user’s activities.
If you want, you can simply create a new profile for this purpose, however a simpler way is to use the “Incognito” feature in Google Chrome. Unlike in Firefox, Google Chrome can open a new “Incognito window” along with your usual browsing session, whereas in Firefox, your normal browsing session would be suspended.
|For enhanced privacy, go incognito
Whatever you do in tabs opened in this incognito window is not recorded, it is as if you are working on a read-only copy of your browser. Read-only means that your browsing history and bookmarks are still available (unlike with the separate profile approach), however they are not affected by your activities while private browsing is engaged.
Google Chrome disables extensions in Incognito mode since they might inadvertently leak or store some information about your private browsing activities, so unlike with Firefox, this is something you need not worry about with Chrome. Instead you can choose to enable certain extensions in this mode.
Opening an Incognito window is simple enough, as an option for the same is accessible from the wrench-menu. You can also use the shortcut [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N].