Your internet browser captures and stores information about any website you visit, including this one. So when you browse online, you leave a trail and this means that other people can easily find what you’ve been looking at.
If you don’t want someone to know which websites you’ve been looking at, follow the steps below.
All internet browsers will let you surf the internet without leaving a trail of sites or pages on your computer if you change the settings to private browsing.
First you’ll need to know which browser you’re using. You can find this by clicking on the tool bar in the top right hand corner of your screen. On some browsers this looks like a cog, on others there are three dots or lines one below the other. Click there to find out which browser you’re using eg. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.
Go to thethree dots, then New Incognito Window
Go to the tool bar cog, then safety, then InPrivate Browsing
Delete your browsing history
To be safe, it’s always a good idea to delete your browsing history and any information about the pages or sites you’ve visited.
To do this in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, click control ‘Ctrl’ and ‘h’. This should bring up a list of any sites you’ve visited and pages you’ve viewed. Then just select the pages you want to delete and click ‘clear browsing data’.