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How to delete webpage history? 2017-06-26T11:48:09+00:00

Instructions for deleting search history

If you are concerned that someone will discover that you have visited this site, please read the instructions below.

Keep in mind that the instructions for deleting search history don’t guarantee that your online activities are removed or deleted completely. If you want that nobody will follow your search history it is better to use a computer in a public place (eg. in library, school, college, at a friend’s house …).

Search history stores various data (eg. the history of visited sites, downloads, forms and search bar, etc.). Websites that you have visited are stored on your computer also as the “Temporary Internet Files” and “Cookies”.

Moreover, be careful that you don’t add this website to “Favourites” or “Bookmarks”.

How do I know which browser I use?

To find out which browser you use, press “Help” in the toolbar at the top of your browser. You will see a list of tasks, where the last item is “About Google Chrome”, “About Internet Explorer”, “About Mozilla Firefox” or something similar. Instructions are different depending on the type of browser you are using.

As new web browsers  or versions are emerging constantly it is necessary to regularly check which browser are you using and find relevant instructions.

Internet Explorer 10 and 11  

  • In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, point to Safety, and then select Delete browsing history.
  • Choose the types of data or files you want to remove from your PC, and then select Delete.

More information: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17438/windows-internet-explorer-view-delete-browsing-history

Google Chrome  

Clear all your history

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More
  3. Click History.
  4. On the left, click Clear browsing data. A box will appear.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear everything, select the beginning of time.
  6. Click Clear browsing data.

More information: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95589?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Open an Incognito window

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click New Incognito Window.
  4. A new window will open. In the top corner, check for the gray Incognito icon .

You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open an Incognito window:

  • Windows, Linux or OS Chrome: press Ctrl + Shift + n.
  • Mac: press ⌘ + Shift + n.

More information: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464

Mozilla Firefox  

  1. Click the menu button , choose History, and then Clear Recent History… .
  2. Select how much history you want to clear:
  • Click the drop-down menu next to Time range to clear to choose how much of your history Firefox will clear.
  • Next, click the arrow next to Details to select exactly what information will get cleared. Your choices are described in the What things are included in my history?
  1. Finally, click the Clear Now button. The window will close and the items you’ve selected will be cleared.

If you want to delete the passwords you use, press the tab “Security”, where you’ll see all the passwords you are using for surfing the web. Passwords can be deleted. Also, remember to always reject choices: “Do you want to save your password?”. In this way your browser won’t store your passwords.

More information: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox