Cover Your Tracks

Here you can find instructions of how to remove evidence of a visit to this website for all major browsers. If you are unsure of what browser you are using, please visit whatbrowser.org.

Next time you visit websites without other people who have access to your computer being able to tell, consider using the ‘Private Browsing” feature. Instructions for this can be found at the bottom of this page.

Covering your tracks in Google Chrome

Click on the “wrench” or “Menu” (three horizontal lines) icon, which is located near the top-right side of the browser window and then click History. This will take you to a list of all sites visited. Click the small arrow to the right of any site and choose “Remove from history” from the drop down that appears.

Click on the “wrench” or “Menu” (three horizontal lines) icon and go to Tools > Clear Browsing Data. Note that this will delete everything including saved passwords and all history and therefore may not be the best option.

Covering your tracks in Internet Explorer

You can delete your history  by clicking the “Tools” menu and going to  “Internet Options” and then ‘Delete Files or” “Delete”. Choose the site(s) you want to delete.

To delete all browsing data select “Tools” > “Delete Browsing History. Note that this will delete everything including saved passwords and all history and therefore may not be the best option.

Covering your tracks in Mozilla Firefox

Click “History” from the menu and go to “Clear Recent History” and a new window will open. You can choose a length of time to delete information from. If in doubt choose ‘Today” and clear everything.

Covering your tracks in Apple Safari

To remove your history choose “History” > “Show History” from the menu at the top of  the screen. In the window that opens up you can remove sites one at a time by selecting them and pushing the delete button.

To remove more browsing data click “Safari” at the top of the screen and go to “Reset Safari”.

Private Browsing

If you plan to visit a site and want to do so without leaving leaving an traces, all major browsers have a private browsing feature.

Private Browsing in Google Chrome

Cclick on the Menu (3 horizontal lines) or wrench Icon located at the top right of the screen. Choose “New Incognito Window”. Any sites visited in this window will not be traced.

Private Browsing in Internet Explorer

Click on the “Safety” button and go to InPrivate browsing. Any sites visited in this session will not be traced.

Private Browsing in Mozilla Firefox

From the “File” menu choose “New Private Window”. Any sites visited in this window will not be traced.

Private Browsing in Apple Safari

Click ‘Safari” on the top left and go to Private Browsing.