The most popular web browsers available on the market allow you to surf the Internet in total (or almost) anonymity using some integrated features. So, in this guide today we will talk about specifically how to surf anonymously on the Internet using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and so on.
- How to surf anonymously on the net with Google Chrome
- How to surf anonymously on the net with Mozilla Firefox
- How to surf anonymously on the net with Safari
- How to surf anonymously on the network with Microsoft Edge
- How to surf anonymously on the net with Opera
How to surf anonymously on the net with Google Chrome
Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most used Internet browsers nowadays both on PC and on smartphones and tablets. Of course, the navigation program of the Mountain View giant has a feature that allows you to browse the Web without leaving a trace.
On your computer, simply double-click on the Google Chrome icon to open it, press the 3 dots on the top right and press on New incognito window. Alternatively, you can use the key combination Ctrl + Shift + N (on Windows) or Cmd + Shift + N (on Mac).
Another piece of advice we give you is to disable access to the location in case it is active. To do this, go to Settings, scroll down the page, click on Advanced and locate the Settings option in the Privacy and security section.
From the screen that appears, press on Location and turn OFF the switch next to Ask before accessing (recommended). In the event that there are Internet sites to which you have given permission previously, simply click on the basket icon present at each portal.
On smartphone/tablet Android or iOS, however, open the Google Chrome app, plugged on the 3 dots on the top right and choose New incognito tab to open a new navigation tab in anonymity. Also in this case we suggest you to revoke the permissions on the Location.
On Android, open the Settings, find the menu dedicated to Applications, look for Google Chrome and turn OFF the switch present at Locations within App Permissions. On iOS, however, go to the iOS Settings, tapped on Google Chrome and set the Localization option to Never.
How to surf anonymously on the net with Mozilla Firefox
Do you usually use Mozilla Firefox to browse online from your PC and/or mobile device? On computer, it is possible to start a browsing session in complete anonymity in a very simple way.
All you have to do is start Firefox, click on the 3 dashes on the top right and choose New incognito window from the menu that appears. Alternatively, you can use the key combination Ctrl + Shift + P (on Windows) or Cmd + Shift + P (on Mac).
In addition to this, we recommend that you manage some Privacy and Security settings. These are accessed by pressing the menu Privacy and security of Options (always clicking on the 3 dashes placed in the upper right). From the Privacy screen of the browser, check the empty box next to the item All the high tracking elements, check on Always below and do the same with the option of third-party cookies.
In addition, set to Always the option Send to web sites a “Do Not Track” signal to ask not to make any trace and manage location settings (found under the section Permissions ) by tapping Settings….
On Android, you can start an anonymous browsing session by opening Mozilla Firefox, pressing on the 3 dots at the top right and then on New anonymous tab from the small menu that appears. Other useful options to set can be found in the Privacy menu accessible by pressing on Settings always from the previous menu. In particular, you can activate the antitracking by moving the switch to ON to request the sites not to make any tracing and disable cookies (by setting it to Off ).
On iOS, however, open the browser app on iPhone and/or iPad and simply tap the mask icon on the top left to open an anonymous card. From the settings (accessible by tapping on three dashes in the upper right), you can activate the antitracking protection carrying on ON the switch from normal navigation, and only in Private Browsing and set the Maximum Protection to block unknown tracers, or the Low to ensure the proper functioning of the sites (since with the maximum some portals may not work properly). Just like seen with Google Chrome, even with Mozilla Firefox you can remove location permissions from the Android and iOS settings.
How to surf anonymously on the net with Safari
If you are using a Mac and surf the Internet with Safari (the browser installed by Apple ), then follow some precautions to be more relaxed. In particular, you can open a private browsing window, launching Safari on your Mac and choosing the New Private Window option from the File menu located at the top left.
The bitten apple browser also allows you to always open in private browsing window by going to Preferences > General and choose the option A new private window in this next to the item drop-down menu Safari opens with:.
Another very useful option to activate is that relative to the Location. Open the Preferences of Safari as indicated earlier, click on the tab Web sites, pressed on Location (to be found under General ), identify the pull-down menu When I visit other websites in the bottom right and set to Reject.
If in the past you have allowed access to the position, then you must act manually by setting an option different from the one on the drop-down menu located at the name of each site and click on the Remove button located at the bottom left.
On iOS, however, open the settings and choose Safari. From the screen that appears, find the section Privacy and security and activate the options Block cross-site tracking, Block all cookies and Ask non-tracer sites.
How to surf anonymously on the internet with Microsoft Edge
If you have a computer with Windows 10 on board and you use Microsoft Edge to surf the Internet, then you can start an anonymous browsing session by clicking on New InPrivate window from the menu at the top right, accessible by pressing on the 3 dots after opening obviously the Internet browsing program.
To remove the permission to Edge to access your position, however, you simply need to open the Settings through the combination of keys Win + I or by clicking on the gear icon present in Start, choose Privacy from the window that appears and then Location from the sidebar left (below the app Permissions section ). Once that is done, find the Choose the app section that can use your exact location and turn off the switch next to Microsoft Edge.
How to surf anonymously on the net with Opera
In case you use the Opera browser as an alternative to the previous programs listed, then you can follow these simple tips. To open an anonymous browsing window, simply start Opera, click on the red O on the top left and choose New Private Window from the menu that appears. Alternatively, exploited the combination of keys Ctrl + Shift + N.
Still on the computer, open the Settings from the menu on the top left, press on Advanced to expand the menu and choose Privacy & Security. At this point enable the options Send a request “Do not track” with your navigation traffic and then go to Settings on contents and set to OFF the option Ask before access (recommended) that you find in Location.
On Android, open Opera mini, tapped on the square containing the number 1 (located at the bottom right), press the Private tab at the top right and press the + located at the bottom to open an anonymous browsing session. On iOS, however, start Opera Mini, tapped on the red O placed at the top right and select New Private tab.