IMPORTANT

This page is here to help you with internet privacy settings.

You can clear recent search history, recently viewed pages and internet “cookies” by following some of these steps below.

PLEASE be aware that this is not a 100% fool proof way to completely hide your tracks. It is a guide and should remove only obvious traces from your computer.

As well as following the instructions below you are also able in most up to date web browsers to use an “Incognito” mode in Google Chrome, or “InPrivate Browsing” in Internet Explorer. Safari and Firefox also have similar settings.

Google Chrome

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click the symbol
  • Click “More Tools” then “Clear browsing data”.
  • In the box that appears, at the top, choose a time period, such past hour or past day. To delete everything, select beginning of time.
  • Click “Clear browsing data”.Select the types of information you want to remove.

Incognito mode allows you to hide your browsing history – Read more here.

 

Android Phones

  • Open the Chrome app. 
  • Tap the  button then “Settings”.
  • Under the “Advanced” heading, tap “Privacy” then “Clear browsing data”.
  • At the top, tap the drop down arrow under “Clear data from the“.
  • Choose a time period, such as past hour or past day. To delete everything, select beginning of time.
  • Select the types of information you want to remove.
  • Tap Clear data.

 

iPhone / iPad

  • Open the Chrome app. 
  • Tap the button, then “Settings”.
  • Tap “Privacy” then “Clear browsing data”.
  • Select the types of information you want to remove.
  • Tap Clear Browsing Data.

 

Internet Explorer

  • Click the  icon at the top right of the internet explorer window.
  • Click “General” tab
  • Click the “Delete…” button
  • Tick boxes for “Temporary Internet Files”, “Cookies”, “History” and, or any other tick boxes you feel might be relevant.
  • Click “Delete

InPrivate Browsing allows you to hide browsing history in the same way as google incognito mode. Read more here.

Firefox

  • Click the  icon at the top right of the Firefox window.
  • Click the options icon.
  • Click the “Privacy” heading down the left hand side.
  • Under the “History” heading, click “Clear your recent history”.
  • Select a time range to clear.
  • Click “Clear now”.

Private Browsing allows you to hide browsing history in the same way as google incognito mode. Read more here.