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The best private web browsers for online security

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We all know what it’s like to be browsing the web only to suddenly have ads start popping up that are related to other things we were researching or looking at. Although modern data collection practices are great for marketing efforts, they can feel quite invasive for consumers.

The more personal data and sensitive information we share online, the more important it is to take extra measures to ensure security and privacy. When it comes to making sure your purchases are secure, product protection is the way to go. Shopping with the Mulberry browser extension allows you to view all the protection plans available for your purchases, and alerts you to savings and rewards opportunities.

What are the most secure web browsers?

Although most web browsers claim to have high levels of security, some are stronger than others. We’ve rounded up some of the best options out there to help keep your private data and online activity safe.


If you’re looking for an open-source web browser that focuses on privacy and security, check out Bromite. Like many other popular web browsers, this one is based on the open-source project known as Chromium. Bromite offers users several benefits, including intrusive ad and tracker blocking, and disables Google APIs, among other privacy and security features. It also supports DNS over HTTPS and HTTPS Everywhere to encrypt data and guarantee secure connections.


Waterfox is a free, open-source web browser based on the Mozilla Firefox browser, and supports many of its add-ons and extensions. Designed to provide users with a fast and secure browsing experience, Waterfox features anti-tracking protection and customizable privacy settings, making it a great choice for users who value their online privacy.

Ungoogled Chromium

Ungoogled Chromium is an open-source browser derived from the same framework as Google Chrome, but it removes the safe browsing and location features that would usually take your private data. If privacy is your priority, this browser is a great option. However, keep in mind that it’s only maintained by a small group of developers, so updates and bug fixes might not be released as timely as other options.

The process to download this browser application is also a bit convoluted, and can be more complicated if you don’t use a Linux system.


Librewolf is another privacy-centric web browser based on Mozilla Firefox. Designed to protect user privacy by blocking things like fingerprinting, ads, and other trackers. You’ll also gain access to coveted security features like encrypted DNS and HTTPS Everywhere. Users love the versatility of this browser, as it even supports many Firefox add-ons and themes.

Pale Moon

Pale Moon is an open-source, Goanna-based web browser for Windows and Linux. With no known vulnerabilities, it’s potentially the most secure browser out there. Pale Moon also supports many add-ons and extensions, so you’ll have privacy and customization at the same time.

Safari Private Browsing

Safari Private Browsing comes integrated with the Apple Safari web browser. It is designed to provide users with a private browsing experience by blocking cookies, preventing websites from tracking user activity, and clearing browsing history when the session is over. Safari Private Browsing also supports HTTPS encryption and a range of other security features.


By choosing a browser that prioritizes security and privacy, you can browse the web with greater peace of mind, and keep your personal data safe from unwanted interference. To really get the most out of your online experience, install the Mulberry browser extension for free product protection and rewards opportunities.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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