COVER YOUR TRACKS ONLINE

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If you are worried someone will find out you have visited this site, the steps below can go some way to protect your privacy.

EXIT SITE BUTTON

If you get interrupted while reading the site, the turquoise Exit Site button on the right hand side of the screen will quickly hide the page and take you to BBC Weather instead.

ACTIVATE ‘PRIVATE BROWSING’

Web browsers have a “private browsing” mode that, once enabled, leaves no trace of your activity on your computer.

Chrome

  • Internet Explorer: Go to Safety – Tools – “InPrivate Browsing”.

Safari

  • The quickest way is to hold down Command+Shift+N.
  • This will open a new window with private browsing enabled.
  • Alternatively, go to File > New Private Window.
  • Search as you normally would and then close the window.
  • Alternatively, tap the two square boxes icon (pages button) at the top right hand side of the screen.
  • Click private and tap in the search field as normal. Remember to tap private again to turn it off.

Internet Explorer

  • Go to Safety > Tools > “InPrivate Browsing”.

Firefox

  • Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines – “New Private Window”.

Similar options can be found in Opera.

CLEAN YOUR STORAGE

Chrome

  • Select Settings > Application > Local Storage.
  • Highlight the websites you want to clear and press Clear.

Safari

  • Select Preferences from the Safari menu or hold down the Command key and the comma key at the same time (Command+,).
  • Click on the privacy tab.
  • Click the Remove All Website Data button to remove all stored website data or click Details if you prefer to select individual websites to clear.
  • Confirm by clicking Remove Now.

Internet Explorer

  • Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
  • On the General page, under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Cookies and then OK.
  • Click on Delete Files, put a tick in the box labelled Delete all offline content and click OK.
  • Under History, click on Clear History and then OK.
  • Now look at the top of the window and click on the Content tab, select AutoComplete and finally, Clear Forms.

Firefox

  • Click on Tools and then Options, then click on Privacy.
  • Click on the Clear button next to Cache

DELETE YOUR BROWSER HISTORY

Chrome

  • Open Chrome, at the top right, click More (three dots on top of each other) and then History.
  • On the left, clear clear browsing data.
  • A box will appear with a drop down menu.
  • Check the boxes for the information you want to clear including ‘browsing history.’
  • Clear data.

Safari

  • Open the Safari app on your Mac, choose History, then Clear History, then click the pop-up menu.
  • Choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared and select.
  • Find any entries that include www.justletmeknow.org.uk, right click and choose Delete.

Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard, then press the H key (Ctrl, Alt and H for Opera).
  • Find any entries that include www.justletmeknow.org.uk, right click and choose Delete.

DELETE YOUR SEARCH TERMS

  • In order to erase all the words you have searched for, you need to check the instructions for each type of toolbar.
  • For example, for the Google toolbar all you need to do is click on the Google icon, and choose “Clear Search History”
All of the above information may not completely hide your tracks.
All browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the internet, would be to use a local library, a friend’s house or at work.

click here to quickly exit the site