Web browsing history refers to the list of web pages a user has visited, as well as associated metadata such as page title and time of visit. It is usually stored locally by web browsers in order to provide the user with a history list to go back to previously visited pages. It can reflect the user's interests, needs, and browsing habits.
All major browsers have a private browsing mode in which browsing history is not recorded. This is to protect against browsing history being collected by third-parties for targeted advertising or other purposes.