How to block the saving of the visited sites in the browser history

Whatever browser you use (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari), save a list of recently visited sites in the history .
Clearing this list is easy, but if you really want to prevent the saving of recent sites and maintain more privacy, you have to change some settings.
There are two things you need to spend a few words on before you get to the technical guide.
Some may give a solution to not save the history, that of browsing incognito.
The problem with browsing privately or incognito is that the cookies and passwords saved in the browser are not loaded, therefore, every time you open the email or Facebook, you must repeat the login.
Others may wonder why blocking the saving of recently visited sites in the history.
This obviously depends on person to person, to me, for example, not from annoyance because I only use the PC and because I have renounced internet privacy for some time now.
But those who use a computer together with other people and those who care that advertising agencies do not know where to navigate, may be interested in keeping less content in the history.
All this has greater relevance also in light of the fact that websites know a lot about people and track navigation by storing visit data (see how not to be tracked online by sites by blocking the collection of personal data).
In another article we then saw how easy it is to see the history of browsers (IE, Firefox and Chrome) and Windows with small automatic tools and how, very simply, you can open the history page in each browser with the combination of keys Ctrl-H .
Depending on the browser used, it is possible to prevent IE, Opera, Chrome, Firefox and Safari from storing personal data entirely or automatically erasing it when exiting .
1) In Internet Explorer the history options are in the Internet Options window, which can be opened from the menu with the gear.
Under the General tab, click on the Settings button under " Browsing history " and change the number of days to keep the list of websites visited.
Internet Explorer still keeps the pages visited for a day even if you put 0, therefore, if you really want to block the Microsoft browser, you must also select the " Delete history when leaving " option in the general tab.
2) In Mozilla Firefox you have to open the Options from the orange button at the top left, and go to the Privacy tab.
In " History settings " you can choose " do not save history " to block Firefox from storing the visited sites.
However, this setting is inconvenient because cookies are also deleted, forcing the user to log in to the sites where he is registered each time.
If you choose " use custom settings ", you can then enable the " Clear history when closing Firefox " option which has settings to exclude from this deletion, cookies and passwords saved, making sure that the only thing that internet browsing is eliminated.
History management can also be customized, perhaps by removing only some sites from the history or choosing to delete it manually with a click, with some extensions to remove history
3) Google Chrome, unfortunately, doesn't have a way to automatically disable or clear your browser history.
It is only possible to use the " Clear all browsing data " function on the history page.
In another article I had listed several Chrome extensions to see history statistics
To delete all the sites visited in one fell swoop from the list, you can use the Click & Clean extension that can be used both manually and automatically, every time you close the browser.
4) On the Apple Safari browser you cannot automatically delete the history of sites visited in the past.
Unfortunately, there is no additional extension for Safari.
On the other hand, you can make sure that Safari stores browsing data for a single day, in the general pane of the Preferences window.
It is also possible to remove the entire history in Safari with the Reset (which also deletes cookies and passwords) or by simply deleting the history.
5) Opera has all the settings in Preferences -> Advanced -> History .
From here it is possible to choose the maximum number of web addresses to be saved in the history which can also be set to 0.
To conclude the discussion, it is also necessary to consider that those who have a Google or Gmail account may have activated the Google history function in which the searches performed and the sites visited by the search page are saved.
In another article, all the details on how to see and disable the search history on Google and the sites visited .
As we know, it is possible to browse privately on the internet without traces in the browser history, useful to prevent the browser from saving any browsing data, including cookies and passwords.
Do not forget also to always update the browser to the latest version since the old ones may be vulnerable to spy codes present massively on the web.

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