Hide Your Tracks

Know What Browser You Are Using:

If you are not sure what type of browser you use. This is how you find out.

Most people have Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.

Click on the Help button at the top of your screen and selecting the last menu option. This should provide information about your browser, including the version number.


Hide Your Searching:

Prevent others from seeing what sites you have been on.

The ‘cache’ and history files on your computer show what sites you have recently visited. You can empty your cache and clear your history files after each time you have used your computer.

But you should very cautious about clearing all your cache and history files. If your abuser is comfortable with computers, and sees that you have cleared all the cache and history files on your computer, they might get angry or suspicious. If that is a possibility, it would be better for you to use a computer they cannot have access to – for example, at a library, a friend’s house, or at work.

Another option you have is to delete only specific sites from your cache and history files. If you are comfortable with computers, you may want to do this. Your browser will have instructions about how to delete specific files from you cache and history.

 Clear Your Browser’s History

 Microsoft Internet Explorer

Click on “Tools” in the top menu

Select “Internet Options”

Select the “General” tab

In the middle section, “Temporary Internet Files,” click “Delete Files”

In the bottom section, “History,” click “Clear History”

Mozilla Firefox

Click on “Tools” in the top menu

Select “Options”

Select “Privacy” in the left column

In “History,” click “Clear”

And in “Cache,” click “Clear”

Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.

Select Tools

Select Clear browsing data

In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for the types of information that you want to remove

Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything

Click Clear browsing data


From the Safari menu, click “Empty Cache”

When asked “Are you sure you want to empty the cache?”, click “Empty”

From the Safari menu, click “Preferences”

From the Security dialog box, click “Bookmarks”

Click “Show Cookies”

From the Cookie dialog box, click “Remove All”

Click “Done”



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