How to cover your tracks surfing the web

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It may not be safe for you to access sites for information about family violence from your computer.   Your abuser could discover what sites you have visited.

Your Internet Activities Can Be Discovered
To hide your Internet activities you need to clear the computer’s memory of the most recent pages you have accessed on the Internet. This memory is the browser’s cache. By emptying your computer’s cache, your recently visited sites will be deleted. It is a good idea to access some sites on other subjects after you have cleared the cache so that it will have some items in it. For instance, check out the sites of newspapers, government, or entertainment.

If you use Internet Explorer 9:

  • Pull down the Safety menu, select Delete Browsing History.
  • Select Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History.
  • Click Delete.
  • TIP: While browsing The RAVE Project in the future, first switch to InPrivate Browsing mode: Pull down the Safety menu, select InPrivate Browsing. View any website normally without capturing data.

If you use Internet Explorer 10:

  • Pull down the Safety menu, select Delete Browsing History.
  • Select Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History.
  • Click Delete.
  • TIP: While browsing The RAVE Project in the future, first switch to InPrivate Browsing mode: Pull down the Safety menu, select InPrivate Browsing. View any website normally without capturing data.

If you use Internet Explorer 11:

  • Pull down the Safety menu, select Delete Browsing History.
  • Select Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History.
  • Click Delete.
  • TIP: While browsing The RAVE Project in the future, first switch to InPrivate Browsing mode: Pull down the Safety menu, select InPrivate Browsing. View any website normally without capturing data.

If you use Microsoft Edge: 

  • Open the menu by clicking the three points in the top right corner.
  • Go to the settings menu.
  • Under “Clear Browsing History” click the “Choose what to clear”.
  • Select Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History.
  • Click clear.
  • TIP: While browsing The RAVE Project in the future, first switch to InPrivate Browsing mode: Pull down the menu by clicking the three points in the top right corner, select New InPrivate Window. View any website normally without capturing data.

If you use Firefox:

  • Click on the three bars on the top right bar.
  • Open the history menu.
  • Use the clear recent history button.
  • Select the correct amount of time to clear.
  • Click clear now.
  • Tip: While browsing the RAVE Project in the future, first switch to Private Browsing mode: Click on the triple bar icon, select New Private Window. View any website normally without capturing data.

If you use Google Chrome:

  • Open the menu by clicking the three points in the top right corner.
  • Under the more tools menu open “Clear Browsing Data”.
  • Select the desired amount of time to clear.
  • Make sure that “browsing history” and “cached images and files”.
  • Click the clear browsing data button.
  • TIP: While browsing The RAVE Project in the future, first switch to Incognito Browsing mode: Pull down the menu by clicking the three points in the top right corner, select New Incognito Window. View any website normally without capturing data.

If you use Safari:

  • Pull down the Edit menu, select Empy Cache, and click Empty.
  • Pull down the History menu, select Clear History.

If you use AOL:

  • Pull down My AOL, select Preferences.
  • Click on the WWW icon under Temporary Internet Files, click on “Delete Files”.
  • Under History, click on “Clear History”.

If you do not know which browser you are using, pull down the Help menu, and click on About. Please note, certain browsers update regularly and may change the steps required to clear your browser history.

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