Cover Your Tracks

If you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website, you can learn how to protect your privacy through these simple steps. However, please note the information provided below is for guidance only and may not completely cover your tracks.

The safest way to use the internet privately is to do it in a safe place. This could be at a local library, a friend’s house, at school or work. However, remember when using a public computer to always log out of web sites by clicking “log out” on the site. It’s not enough to simply close the browser window or type in another address.

Programs like Web mail and instant messenger include automatic login features that will save your user name and password. Disable this option before logging in so no one can log in as you.

Internet browsers will save certain information as you surf the internet including images from websites visited, words entered into search engines and a history of the sites you have visited.  You can clear your history and cache through your browser’s settings to prevent people finding out which websites you have visited.

Google Chrome

Click the tool wrench icon in the upper-right corner of the toolbar and from the dropdown menu select “Clear Browsing Data”, or Push Ctrl + Shift + Del together, and clear history.

Use the checkboxes to select the data you wish to clear. By using the “Clear data from this period” option you can specify the period for which you want the data cleared.

Finally click the “Clear Browsing Data” button.

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Mozilla

Click on Tools and then Options, then click on Privacy.

Now select from the option to clear your recent history or remove individual cookies.

Internet Explorer 7

Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.

In the General page under Browser History, select the Delete button.

Now either select and delete each section listed, choosing from : Temporary internet files; Cookies, History; Forms data and Passwords; or select the Delete all button at the bottom to clear every thing.

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