Using Inprivate Navigation in Microsoft Edge for Windows

Geek 2.0 - June 01, 2020

Using Inprivate Navigation in Microsoft Edge for Windows - Intertuto

Be able to control multiple saved data using Inprivate navigation mode in Microsoft Edge for Windows.


          In addition to the Inprivate navigation functionality in the Microsoft Edge browser provided in this article, he also learns how to activate it. The important thing about this is that it gives the limit and management of the data that you collect and store when you visit a website.

A. Web browsing and data collection

By browsing the web with Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, on the hard drive of your device there will be storage of a lot of data components including: the history of visited websites, cached files and related cookies, passwords and other private data entered into web forms and much more. With Edge, you can manage and delete all or only part of the data with just a few clicks with your mouse.

To protect or control your important data, turn on Edge browsing mode. Actually offers this mode in order to freely surf your favorite websites without leaving traces of your information after your browsing session. Particularly, the usefulness of this Inprivate navigation is seen when you use a public computer or only when you use Edge on a shared device.

Activate private mode

Here's how to activate Inprivate navigation:

 Open your Microsoft Edge browser;

 Click on the More actions menu icon. This icon is represented by three horizontal dots;

 Select New Inprivate window.

Now a new browser window will appear and in the upper left corner you will see a blue and white image to indicate that in the current page or window the Inprivate navigation mode is active. However, to all tabs opened in this window or to any window in which there is visibility of the indication of the Inprivate navigation mode, the Inprivate navigation rules will apply.

These rules should not be generalized anyway because some other Edge windows opened at the same time may not respect these rules. But before taking any measures, be sure at all times that the Inprivate navigation mode is activated.

B. What data is saved and what is not

While browsing in Inprivate web browsing mode, there are certain data components (cache and cookies) which are stored for a time on your hard drive and deleted when the active window is closed, but others such as the Browsing history, passwords and other information are not retained at all while Inprivate browsing is enabled. Changes made to the Edge or Favorites settings you saved do not also remain on the hard drive after your Inprivate browsing session.

You should also know that the guarantee offered by Inprivate navigation assuring you that the remains of your browsing session are not stored on the hard drive of your device does not mean that anonymity is complete because the administrator in charge of your network or internet service provider is able to control everything you do on the web as well as all the sites you visit. Other than that, via your IP address and other mechanisms such as data collection carried out by websites, these (websites) are able to obtain some information about you.

You have understood that by using the Inprivate navigation mode in Microsoft Edge for Windows you are able to control several saved data. This article has taught you that when you are browsing the web several data are collected and stored on your device's hard drive locally and some other data is not.

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