BROWSING DATA

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PLATFORM
CHROME, FIREFOX
DIFFICULTY
EASY

Trackers may also have access to the data stored in the browser, such as search history, cookies, saved passwords and form data. It is therefore important to control what data the browser stores about you.

CHROME

1. You can browse in incognito mode with the Menu – New incognito window option. The advantage of this setting is that some of the data accumulated during browsing is deleted when you close the window: search history, cookies, download data, and temporary files.

2. You can tell the browser to delete each type of data in normal mode as well.In order to do this, under Settings – Advanced settings – Privacy – Content settings, and select the following options:

Keep local data only until you quit the browser
Block third party cookies and site data

3. Under Clear browsing data, it is advised to regularly delete browsing and download history and cookies.

FIREFOX

1. You can browse in private mode by selecting New private window in the menu. The advantage of this setting is that some of the data accumulated during browsing is deleted when you close the window: browsing history, searches, cookies and temporary files.

2. It is possible to set the private mode as the default mode in Preferences – Privacy, by selecting Always use private browsing mode.

3. In Preferences – Privacy – History – Settings you can choose one by one which type of data to delete when closing Firefox.

LAST MODIFIED: 16.01.2016.