Using the Incognito Window

Chromium's Incognito mode doesn't record your browsing data. Download history and cookies are deleted once you close any Incognito windows. However, bookmarks and general settings are still saved.

To open an Incognito window, do one of the following:

  • Click on the Wrench icon and select New Incognito Window.
  • Press Control (Windows and Linux OSs) or Command + Shift + N (Mac OS).

The Incognito window is distinguished by a different window header design and a New Tab page that gives information on the features in Incognito mode.

Note that Incognito mode only prevents Chromium from recording your browsing data. The websites you browse can still store information about your visit.