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Private Browser for mac

Stay private online with our private web browser for Mac that comes with a built-in private search engine.


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Enjoy a completely private browsing experience

Blocks ads, trackers & other pop-ups and is fully loaded with a built-in private search engine that detects and displays trackers before you even visit a webpage.

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Built-in Tracker & Ad Blocker

Every ad, popup and tracker transfer your personal information across the web. This data can be misemployed and used to harm you anytime.

To secure your privacy while browsing the web, the Ghostery Private Browser is neutralizing all trackers for you. Your personal data are detached and replaced by random values leaving data collectors in the dark about your identity.

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Built-in ad free Private Search

Ghostery Private Search offers unbiased results, not by the likelihood you'll click on them. It detects and displays trackers even before you visit a webpage.

Ghostery Private Search is offered ad-free in the Contributor program.

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Built-in maximum security

Unparalleled privacy protection can only be achieved on a highest quality platform. Ghostery Private Browser builds upon Firefox with maximum care for speed, privacy and security.


Browse the web safer, faster & with fewer annoying ads

Enjoy Firefox-grade security and privacy while browsing. Block ads and popups, stop trackers on websites and search results pages with Ghostery Private Browser for Mac.

Tracker & ad-blocking

Say goodbye to ads, trackers and block website popups with our 
built-in content blocker.

Fast and seamless page loads

The more resources load on a website, the slower it gets. Ghostery Private Browser declutters the web for you as it blocks popups, invisible trackers and visible ads, facilitating a smooth browsing experience and making it the best Mac private browser.

Firefox-powered and Open source

Built off Firefox, the Ghostery Private Browser enables maximum security and privacy settings by default. It distributes the open-source contributions of hundreds within the Mozilla foundation and Ghostery community to an ever-growing user base to make it one of the best free private browsers for MacOS.

Private Search Engine included

Search engines play a key role in online tracking, motivating us to develop the Ghostery Private Search engine. This detects and displays trackers even before you visit a page.

Level up your online privacy today and join millions using Ghostery

Loved and trusted across the globe, Ghostery blocks creepy ads, invasive trackers, and shuts off annoying popups on every website you visit. For a complete browsing experience Ghostery Private Search is built into your Ghostery Private Browser of choice.


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FAQ: Ghostery Private Browser for mac

How to open a private browser on a Mac?

To open a private browser on a Mac, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Safari, which is the default web browser on a Mac.
  2. Click on "File" in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select "New Private Window" from the drop-down menu.
  4. A new Safari window will open, indicating that it is a private browsing session.

Another way to open a "Private Window", is to open Safari and press the following shortcut on your keyboard: "command+shift+N"

While Safari will not save your browsing history, cookies, and other site data in private mode, there is no guarantee of full privacy. 

A better way to browse in private on a Mac is by using the Ghostery Private Browser for Mac. Our private browser for Mac offers comprehensive protection from trackers, cookies, and also blocks ads.

How to get a private browser on Mac?

The easiest way to browse the web with basic privacy settings is to use Safari’s private mode by opening a “Private Window”. You can also use Ghostery with Safari to have a more private browser on Mac.

The better way of getting comprehensive privacy features is to use the Ghostery Private Browser. The Ghostery Private Browser uses anti-tracking technology that anonymizes your data to protect your privacy. Ghostery-grade protection helps you stay private while you explore the web.

How to browse privately on Mac?

The only way you can browse privately on Mac for certain is by using the Ghostery Private Browser. In addition to our comprehensive tracker & cookie blocking technology, our private browser on Mac has built-in ad blocking. 

Enjoy a faster, more secure web browsing experience with our privacy browser for Mac

Is there a private browser on Mac?

Using Ghostery on Safari is a good private browser for Mac that is already on your device. Another one of the best private browsers for Mac is our Ghostery Private Browser.

Is Apple private browsing really private?

Private browsing does provide some level of privacy by not storing browsing history or cache on the device. However, it does not make you completely anonymous online. We have one of the best private browsers for Mac, Ghostery Private Browser.

What is a private browser?

A private browser is a feature in web browsers that helps enhance user privacy. When activated, it prevents the browser from storing history, cookies, site data, and form inputs from the session. This means that once the browsing session is closed, there is no local trace of the websites visited or the activities performed. However, it doesn't make the user anonymous online; internet service providers, websites, and network administrators can still track browsing activity. Check out our private browser guide.

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