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I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are same type as if I log in the account. How is this possible? I thought cookies are not saved in private mode?

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are same type as if I log in the account. How is this possible? I thought cookies are not saved in private mode?

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Cookies are not saved in private windows but there are such things as "browser fingerprinting" which can still identify you uniquely, by looking at things like your screen size, which extensions you have installed, and so on. Privacy modes are getting better at dealing with these things, but so are advertisers.

If you want to protect your privacy even better than with a private window, you can look at setting up a second Firefox profile. If you install different extensions in the other profile and only use websites in one profile or the other (never both) then it will be much more difficult to tie both profiles together as belonging to the same person.

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Cookies are not saved in private windows but there are such things as "browser fingerprinting" which can still identify you uniquely, by looking at things like your screen size, which extensions you have installed, and so on. Privacy modes are getting better at dealing with these things, but so are advertisers.

If you want to protect your privacy even better than with a private window, you can look at setting up a second Firefox profile. If you install different extensions in the other profile and only use websites in one profile or the other (never both) then it will be much more difficult to tie both profiles together as belonging to the same person.

Cookies are not saved in private windows but there are such things as "browser fingerprinting" which can still identify you uniquely, by looking at things like your screen size, which extensions you have installed, and so on. Privacy modes are getting better at dealing with these things, but so are advertisers. If you want to protect your privacy even better than with a private window, you can look at setting up a second Firefox profile. If you install different extensions in the other profile and only use websites in one profile or the other (never both) then it will be much more difficult to tie both profiles together as belonging to the same person.