Some websites offering help to domestic abuse victims offer immediate closing the site if you feel in danger. You nay be also warned that your computer’s settings are not safe, i.e. they enable storing the data which may be tracked . Some website use other warning messages like: “Please test this feature before continuing to view the website.”
I would like to warn you that the information below is for guidance only and may not completely cover your tracks. The safest way would be to access the internet at a local library, an internet cafe, friend’s house or at work i you want to be completely sure of not being tracked online.
Be careful of leaving browsing history of sites you have visited easily. As a rule, internet browsers will save certain information as you surf the internet. This includes images from websites visited, words entered into search engines and a trail (‘history’) that reveals the sites you have visited
How to delete the history, cache and other browsing data?
All depends on the browser that you use and you can do it from the browser level or by using extra software, like CCleaner., which also clears internet cache or session details.
Select Tools from the browsers’s menu, then Options >Privacy. Then define history settings by choosing „Never remember history”from the dropdown. Leave location options unchecked. You can also remove cookies. You have the option of removing individual cookies under History and the dropdown menu.
This can be done quickly by holding Alt and clicking one of them. Erase all browsing history. The Clear History option in the Reset Safari dialog box takes a scorched Earth approach, removing cache data along with the list of websites that autocomplete when you begin typing in the URL field. The search history is also removed, and the small website icons that appear alongside sites in the bookmarks list are deleted too.
Click the in the upper left-hand corner of the window. From the dropdown menu, select History.
Click Clear browsing data… Next to Obliterate the following items from: click the down arrow and select the beginning of time. Check the appropriate boxes then click Clear browsing data.
You have control over your browsing data. This data includes things like your browsing and download history and saved form data. Use the “Clear browsing data” dialog to delete all your data or just a portion of your data, collected during a specific period of time.
In the top-right corner of Chrome, click the Chrome menu. Select More tools > Clear browsing data. In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for the types of information that you want to remove. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything. Click Clear browsing data.
Check your online safety. If necessary, clear all the cache and browsing history as soon as possible.
Author: Victoria Herocten Writer and coach.
Since 2009 she helps women with abuse to start over and how to be happy .
The co-author of the bestseller “Gratitude Book”.