Some browsers have inbuilt tools to limit how and where you’re tracked on the internet, while others allow you to turn on or open a new in-private browsing window. Follow the steps outlined below for each browser, then look at additional browser plug-ins to further hide your online movements.
Go to Tools > Options > Privacy tab and check the box Tell websites I do not want to be tracked.
Firefox plug-ins: AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, Do Not Track Plus, NoScript, Priv3
Go to the wrench tool and click New incognito window.
Chrome plug-ins: AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, ScriptNo, Do Not Track Plus
Go to Safari > Private Browsing and click OK.
Safari plug-ins: Do Not Track Plus, AdBlock, Ghostery
Go to Tools > InPrivate Browsing
Internet Explorer plug-ins: Do Not Track Plus, Ghostery
Go to Menu > Tabs and Windows > New Private Tab
Opera plug-ins: AdBlock, Ghostery, NotScripts
- AdBlock Plus/AdBlock prevents ads loading in the browser
- Ghostery shows if your computer’s internet address is being recorded and by whom
- Do Not Track Plus blocks websites and social networking sites from tracking you on the net
- Priv3 stops social networking sites installing cookies on your computer that will track your internet movements