The information below may not completely hide your tracks. The most discreet way to find information on the internet is to do it in a safe place, such as a library, a friend's house or at work.
Clear your browser history
It's possible for someone to see the websites you’ve visited by looking through your web browser’s history. Clearing this history, and emptying the cache file of saved information, is quite straightforward.
If you’re using Internet Explorer, follow the steps below to clear your history:
Click on the Tools menu (in the row at the top of the browser)
Select Internet Options from the drop down menu. You should now be on a tab that says 'General' - if not, select 'General'. Under the title, 'Temporary Internet Files'
Click on 'Delete Files'. You can also check the box that says delete all offline content
Then, under 'History' click on 'Clear History'
Then click OK, at the bottom
If you’re using Chrome, follow the steps below to clear your history:
Open the Chrome app
Tap More Settings
Under "Advanced," tap Privacy Clear browsing data
At the top, tap the dropdown under "Clear data from the"
Choose a time period, such as past hour or past day
Select the types of information you want to remove
Tap Clear data
If you’re using Firefox, follow the steps below to clear your history:
Click the menu button, choose History, and then Clear Recent History
Select how much history you want to clear: Click the drop-down menu next to Time Range to choose how much of your history Firefox will clear
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