This helps prevent websites you’re logged in to from tracking you as you browse.
Sandboxing provides built-in protection against malicious code and malware by restricting what websites can do.
And because Safari runs web pages in separate processes, any harmful code you come across in one page is confined to a single browser tab, so it can’t crash the whole browser or access your data.
That’s why features to help protect your privacy and keep your Mac secure are built into Safari.
For example, Safari gives you the option to search the Internet using Duck Duck Go — a search engine that doesn’t track you — as a built-in option.
The web pages you visit often leave cookies from third-party websites.
These cookies can be used to track where you go on the web, target you with ads, or create a profile of your online activities.
Safari was the first browser to block these cookies by default.
And by default it also prevents third-party websites from leaving data in your cache, local storage, or databases.
When you use Private Browsing, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your Auto Fill information.
Each tab in a Private Browsing window is isolated from the others, so websites you view in one tab can’t see your cookies from websites in another tab.
The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac.
Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges.
Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business.