Let’s say you go to your friend’s house. You happen to receive a very important work email. You decide to answer it, but you can’t do it from your phone. So you ask to use your friend’s computer.
However, because your work deals with sensitive information, you’d rather not leave your history on their computer. This is where incognito mode comes in. Incognito mode stops your browser from collecting data on you, or “cookies,” from the websites you visit, the places you sign into, and the history you accumulate when browsing the internet.
Incognito mode helps make you safer online, but only to a certain extent. If you’re dealing with extremely sensitive information, then incognito mode isn’t going to cut it in terms of privacy. It avoids saving your web cache (so you won't have to delete it later), but it doesn’t protect all your banking information from hackers. Here’s more information about what Incognito mode is, how to us it, and whether you should use it.