Help Protect Your Privacy While Traveling With InPrivate Browsing

9 Feb

Have you ever been concerned about privacy when using a public computer in a hotel lobby or internet café? This is understandable. After all, you don’t want to leave behind information including your web browsing activity on that machine.

One thing you can do to help protect yourself in this situation is to turn on InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer.

InPrivate Browsing is designed to keep Internet Explorer from storing any information about your browsing session on the PC that you are using. This is especially useful on a public computer that you might find in the lobby or business center of a hotel or even one in an internet café.

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Safety menu underneath the address bar and click InPrivate Browsing.


3. Once you open the InPrivate Browsing session, a new Internet Explorer window opens and the InPrivate icon shows on the left of the address bar at the top of the window.


Once InPrivate Browsing is enabled, Internet Explorer will stop storing data about your browsing session on the public computer that you are using. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default. To turn off InPrivate Browsing, simply close the InPrivate browser window.

InPrivate Browsing is one more tool you can use to help protect your privacy online. For more information on this and similar topics, check out our session “PC Security” on your next Holland America Line cruise in the Digital Workshop Powered by Windows.


John Roberts – Techspert – ms Noordam


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