Cover your tracks

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.

Private Browsing

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.

  1. Private browsing with Google Chrome:

Go to thethree dots, then New Incognito Window

  1. Private browsing with Internet Explorer:

Go to the tool bar cog, then safety, then InPrivate Browsing

  1. Private browsing with Mozilla Firefox:

Go to the three lines, then New Private Window

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’.