Use Private Browsing windows

When you use Private Browsing windows, Safari doesn’t save your browsing history, and it asks websites you visit not to track you.

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Use Private Browsing: Choose File > New Private Window, or switch to a Safari window that’s already using Private Browsing. A window that’s using Private Browsing has a dark Smart Search field with white text.

When you use a Private Browsing window:

Websites can’t modify information stored on your device, so services normally available at such sites may work differently until you turn off Private Browsing.

Note: None of the above applies in other Safari windows you may have open that don’t use Private Browsing.

Stop using Private Browsing: Close the Private Browsing window, switch to a different Safari window that isn’t using Private Browsing, or choose File > New Window to open a window that doesn’t use Private Browsing. To further enhance privacy:

Customize Safari to open with a new Private Browsing window: Choose Safari > Preferences, click General, click the “Safari opens with” pop-up menu, then choose “A new private window.”

Besides using Private Browsing windows, you can manage cookies and data stored by all websites and have Safari ask all websites not to track you.

If you forget to use a Private Browsing window, you can clear your browsing history.