Use private browsing mode to avoid being tracked

This web tip was written on 20 September 2018.

If you're trying to buy things online you'll often see that just viewing an item will cause it to show up in ads later. You might also find that Facebook sends you different ads.

With private browsing mode your browser creates a temporary online fingerprint unrelated to your existing browsing history. This makes it harder for Facebook or other websites to send ads to you as they don't recognize you.

To use private browsing, locate the find the menu button around the top right corner of your browser, it probably looks like 3 horizontal bars or dots. Click it then click 'New private window' or 'New incognito window', or something similar. It's named a little differently in each browser.

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