There are variations of this mode with all web browsers but for Google Chrome it is called “Incognito Mode”.  The logo for incognito mode looks like the image you see on this post.

This mode can be used if you don’t want your web searches, site history, or download history to be saved in your computer.  Thus, allowing your kids to visit sites they shouldn’t without you knowing about it.


There are a number of different software programs available to limit the risk of what your kids can see in incognito mode.  See the site below for a Google option.

Incognito Mode (Private Browsing)

Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you’ve visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer.

For times when you want to browse in stealth mode, Google Chrome offers the incognito browsing mode. Here’s how the incognito mode works:

q4 Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories.

q4 All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened.

q4 Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.

Tip: If you’re using Chrome OS, you can use the guest browsing feature as an alternative to incognito mode. When browsing as a guest, you can browse the web and download files as normal. Once you exit your guest session, all of your browsing information from the session is completely erased.