1 Reply Latest reply: May 18, 2012 12:24 PM by Linc Davis
overJV Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I turn on private browsing, it says it doesn't save history. What about cache, cookies and other website data?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Safari private browsing
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,510 points)

    From the built-in help:


    When Private Browsing is on, webpages are not added to the history list, the names of downloads are removed from the Downloads window, AutoFill information isn’t saved, and searches are not added to the search field’s pop-up menu. Websites can’t modify information stored on your computer, so services normally available at such sites may work differently until you turn off Private Browsing. Any changes made to cookies are discarded when you turn off Private Browsing.


    Plug-ins that support Private Browsing also stop storing cookies and other tracking information.