Private browsing?

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    Can someone explain what the setting in safari for private browsing is used for please?

    Thanks Ed
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    From Apple's web site:

    There's more about privacy settings here (Apple's site): http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1677

    Marilyn
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    Thanks Mickey for the info. Does anyone use this?
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    Savvy children are fond of it, as it prevents parents from finding out where the've been browsing. ;)

    The mildly paranoid or legitimately secure use it, to prevent anyone who gains access to their device from finding out what they've been doing in Safari. It also helps to cut down on how much information sites gather about your browsing habits.

    I would probably use it if I borrowed anyone else's device to check my email or other stuff (in Safari). It would prevent the accidental storage of my password(s) and browsing history on their device; so that they would not be able to visit the same site and end up logged in as me.

    The down sides of using it are:

    Some sites don't work without Cookies, which Private Browsing blocks.
    Sites that usually remember you for future visits, won't.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013

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