If you’re concerned that someone might be able to see what you’ve been looking at online, there are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of them seeing your activity.
Most internet browsers will have a ‘private browsing’ mode that will allow you to visit websites and pages without storing the activity on your computer or browsing window.
Internet Explorer: Click on Tools, then Go to Safety – “InPrivate Browsing”.
Firefox: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines – “New Private Window”.
Chrome: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines and select “New Incognito Window”.
Safari: Click File > New Private Window
Make sure to also check that any existing activity is deleted.
Delete browser history
You can delete your browser history, removing any trace of the pages and sites you’ve visited, using the following method.
- Click Ctrl+H – will bring up your history
- Find the pages or sites you want to delete
- Select those pages and choose Delete
Click on the links below for more in-depth guidance (off-site)
Google app iPhone/iPad/Android/Computer
These steps can help reduce the risk of someone tracing your activity online, but there are other means of finding it, if you have the right technical knowledge. Consider using a computer in the safety of a local library, internet cafe, friends house or at work for extra safety.
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