- Click on three parallel lines/dots in the upper right-hand corner of the page, underneath the exit screen button.
- Select “History” from the drop down menu. Click “History” in the next drop down menu as well.
- You will see your browser’s history. You can delete your entire history by selecting “Clear Browser Data”, or you can clear a specific website by ticking the box beside it on the left-hand side of the screen and then clicking “Remove Selected Item”.
- Select “Tools” from the top menu
- Click “Options”
- Select “Privacy”, where you can clear your entire recent history.
To clear individual websites from your browser history:
- Click the three parallel lines/dots in the upper right-hand corner of the page
- Select “Settings”
- Select “Show All History” (The link will be at the bottom of the list)
- In the “Search History” field, enter the name of the website you want to delete then press enter. Once you have located the site, right click on it and select “Forget About This Site”
- Close the window.
- Select “Tools” from the browser’s top menu
- Click “Delete Browsing History”
- Click “History”
- Click the “Delete” button.
Safari (Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad)
Resetting Safari will clear your entire history, empty the cache, remove all cookies and clear all downloads. Be aware that resetting Safari will also clear any saved passwords or usernames.
To reset Safari:
- Click on the Safari menu in the left-hand corner of the screen.
- Select “Reset Safari”.
- Click “Reset”.
What Is Private Browsing And How Does It Help?
Have you considered using the private browsing option? Private browsing is when your browser (Explorer, Firefox or Google..) does not save any history, cookies or temporary files.
We suggest this method if you want to explore a website in private but don’t have the time, or often forget to delete your history. This way, you are automatically covering your tracks.
How Do I Use Private Browsing?
- Before you visit the website, go to the menu bar and click on “Tools”.
- Select “Start Private Browsing” from the list. (Hot Key Short Cut: Press Ctrl+Shift+P on your keyboard).
- Private Browsing sessions will end when you close the browser page.
Google Chrome’ private browsing called “Incognito mode”.
- Click on three parallel lines/dots in the upper right-hand corner of the page, just underneath the exit screen button.
- Select “New incognito window” from the list (Hot Key Short Cut: Ctrl+Shift+N on your keyboard).
- A new window will open with a “secret agent” icon in the right-hand corner.
- Once you have finished your session, close the window to end the private browsing session.
Versions 8, 9
- Click on the third tool-shaped icon on the browser’s toolbar.
- Select “Safety”, then click “InPrivate Browsing”. (Hot Key Short Cut: CTRL+SHIFT+P).
- A new window will open with an “InPrivate” notification.
- The private browsing session will end when you close the browser.
Versions before 8
There isn’t a built-in tool for private browsing. However, you can search for a free add-on program which will help you keep your online activity hidden.
Not sure what version of Internet Explorer you have?
How to find out:
- Click on your Menu Bar.
- Select “Help” and click “About Internet Explorer”.