STAY SAFE ONLINE
Most browsers have features that display a history of visited sites. Keep in mind that there are tools available that can uncover your browser history even after you have taken precausions.
How to delete your browsing history
It is important to note that the following guide may not hide your tracks, it is safest to use a computer or device at your local library, friend’s home or at work.
Browser “hidden” modes
Many modern browsers have modes you can use which will not track your activity. It’s important to note that activity is only hidden AFTER you enable these modes, and only for as long as you’re browsing. Once you close your browser window you then have to re-enable these modes if you want to browse more. Here is what they are called in some browsers:
- Google Chrome – Incognito Window
- Safari – Private Browsing
- Firefox – Private Window
- Internet Explorer – InPrivate Browsing
If the above links don’t work for you, try a google search for your specific website browser for instructions.
Click here for information on how to browse privately on your smart phone or tablet.
How to clear browsing history If I haven’t used a safe browsing mode
The process for doing this varies with each different browser, and of course as time goes on new browsers are released which requires a different set of directions. This website has some good information on how to erase your browsing history. If you do not see your browser here, a quick Google search for “how to erase my browsing history on X” where X is the browser you’re using should turn up the exact instructions you need.