I opened my chrome browser today incognito mode and went to youtube and opened a video and wasn't logged in but I noticed youtube video suggestions are weirdly similar to what it would suggest when I would login. Is this an issue with my browser settings or incognito mode is just fooling us?

  • It just deletes the trail after you close it.
    – fixer1234
    Apr 23, 2016 at 4:03

1 Answer 1


No it's not.

The default incognito page states: "...However, you aren’t invisible. Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit."

There are a variety of ways you could have been tracked:

  • IP Address association
  • Being logged into Google via Youtube or the Chrome Browser
  • Embedded tracking linked to your localstorage
  • Good ol' fashioned malware

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