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Tips & tools for anonymous surfing

When surfing the internet, we leave more traces than we think. In a world that is becoming increasingly connected, it is therefore all the more important to protect your privacy from prying eyes. Useful tips and tools on how to securely hide your online activities can be found here.

How to hide your search history

Every browser has an incognito mode. No matter whether you use your smartphone, tablet or computer. When you use incognito mode, your online activities remain private. In concrete terms, this means that another person using one of your end devices cannot see which pages you have visited. Don't forget to close the browser window at the end of a session to hide your activities.

If you have not been surfing in private mode, you still have the option of covering your tracks. To do this, go to your browser settings and delete the history, cache and cookies on your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you have downloaded something, also check your downloads folder, delete the files there and then empty your recycle bin.

Is anonymous surfing the same as private surfing?

Attention, risk of confusion. First things first: anonymous surfing and private surfing are two different things. But how do they differ?

Private browsing is when you are surfing in the private mode of a browser. For example, in the incognito mode of Google Chrome or in the private window of Firefox or Safari. If you use this mode, your browser does not save your search history and deletes your cookies and other temporary data as soon as you close your window. 
Important to know: You are online in private mode, but not anonymously, and you can still be tracked, for example by internet service providers or website operators.

Surf anonymously with these tools

If you want to surf anonymously and leave no - or only minimal - traces behind, things get a little more complicated. For this, you need tools to hide all your paths on the web.

You can find more information on this here: