While Chrome already sandboxes each tab you have open, Incognito Mode takes further steps to protect your privacy.
Cookies and other locally-stored data are erased when the session ends, and history is never recorded. However, sites have been able to use well-known workarounds to determine if they were running under Incognito Mode, and Google is finally addressing them.
The FileSystem API was introduced by Google in 2010, and allows sites to create their own virtual file systems for reading and writing local data. The functionality was never widely used, and Chrome and Opera remain the only mainstream browsers supporting it. Chrome disables access to the FileSystem API in Incognito sessions, so sites can check if the API is disabled to determine if they are running in Incognito Mode.
Read the full article at: Android Police
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