Any time a Web user browses online, there are a host of side effects that occur on the user’s computer. Depending on the sites you use and the activities that you do on those sites, you may pick up a host of unwanted effects that can slow down your computer or worse. Many sites place cookies on your computer to track your movements on the site. Others generate annoying pop-up windows that are hard to get rid of. The latest version of the Safari Web browser has a feature that is designed to end all of that.
The Private Browsing feature is one of the hallmarks of the Safari 5 browser. The feature is voluntary and must be turned on by using the toolbar at the top of the browser and choosing the Private Browsing feature. Once it is chosen, the feature keeps all of your browsing private. It blocks pop-up windows, and it handles the many cookies that websites try to place on computers. The feature keeps sites from recording which sites you visit, which pages you view and what you download from the website.
Private Browsing also keeps your computer from recording what you browse and recording the data that you use to fill in forms. With this feature, you can also keep sites from placing cookies on your computer. Safari blocks these cookies and stops websites from tracking your movements. It offers an unprecedented level of privacy to Mac users who want to be able to keep their browsing and downloading to themselves without having to worry about collecting cookies. It also makes it possible to use a public computer without leaving a trail behind that can be tracked by unscrupulous computer users who may try to record the data to of other computer users and to recover it later.