Protecting Your Privacy: Stop the Brave Browser from Saving Your Browsing History

The Brave browser has a new “Request Off the Record (OTR)” feature that hides your browsing activity from others using your PC. This feature prevents visited websites from being saved in the browser’s history, cookies, or temporary folders, similar to the “incognito window” in Chrome and other browsers.

Websites can utilize the Request-OTR: 1 code in the header to enable this feature. To activate OTR in Brave, enter “brave://flags” in the URL bar, search for “OTR,” and select “Enable” from the drop-down menu under “Enable Request-OTR Tab.” After restarting the browser, the feature will be activated.

When you visit a website with Brave, the browser will prompt you to open the website confidentially. If you choose “Yes,” a temporary storage area will be created for caches, cookies, authorizations, and more, and it will be deleted when you leave the website.

To use this feature, update Brave to version 1.53, and you can check the current version of your browser via the “About Brave” menu icon. While the OTR feature is useful, the availability of web services offering OTR seems limited, so using an Incognito window in Firefox or another browser may be a better option for now.

This article was originally published on and has been translated from German to English.