How to pawtect(fine.. protect) your browser

Chrome. Safari. Firefox. Explorer.

First, test how safe your current browser is with Panopticlick
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Browser Privacy Settings - Do Not Track and Private Browsing Windows


Chrome > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > > Privacy > Send “Do Not Track” request with your browser traffic
Firefox > Options > Privacy > manage your Do Not Track settings
Safari > Menu > Preferences > Privacy > Website tracking > Ask websites not to track me
Explorer > Tools (Alt + X) > Safety > Turn on tracking protection > Enable
Alternative Browsers and Search Engines
    Brave is a browser which automatically blocks ads and trackers
    Tor is a browsing software that enables you to surf the web anonymously
    DuckDuckGo is a private search engine that does not track its users
    StartPage is a private search engine that does not record your IP address or track your searches
Incognito Mode (Chrome)
    Incognito mode on the web prevents Google Chrome from saving a record of what you visit and download.
    Customise and control Google Chrome > New incognito window
    Or hold down: Ctrl + Shift + N
New Private Window (Firefox)
    New Private Window opens a private browsing window in Firefox.
    Open menu > New Private Window
    Or hold down: Ctrl + Shift + P
New Private Window (Safari)
    New Private Window stops Safari from keeping track of what web pages you're viewing.
    File menu > New Private Window
    Or hold down: Command + Shift + N
    InPrivate helps prevent Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session.
    Tools > Safety > InPrivate Browsing
    Or hold down: Ctrl + Shift + P

Use a VPN

    A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a way of disguising your IP and encrypting all of your internet traffic so that no one can find out what you’re viewing online.
    Free VPN: OkayFreedom (please note: the free version of OkayFreedom is ad-supported) TunnelBear


The Tor Browser is designed to help keep you anonymous and is a simple yet effective way of browsing the internet without revealing your identity to anyone.
Download it here.

Browser Extensions

Browser extensions (Add-ons\/plug ins), are programs which extend or customise a web browser. Extensions can be used to protect your privacy by blocking third parties from tracking your online activity. WARNING: Extensions can also be malicious examples.

Erasing your browsing history

    Chrome > History > Clear browsing data
    Firefox > Options > Privacy > History
    Recommended PC Cleaners:
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