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”.
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.