Web history safety
If you are worried about someone discovering you have been visiting websites regarding Domestic Abuse, please take a few minutes to read the information below and to take steps to increase your safety when visiting a web page.
If you do not use a password to log on to your computer, someone else will be able to access your email and track your Internet usage. All of the above information may not completely hide your tracks, so the safest way to find information on the internet would be at a local library, a friend’s house, or at work.
All leading web browsers have a “private browsing” mode that, once enabled, stores nothing about your activity on your computer in that browsing window. This won’t stop online services from seeing what you get up to, but it won’t leave any traces of your activity on your computer (no history, web cache or anything else) and so it’s always a useful first step to take.
Internet Explorer: Go to Safety – Tools – “InPrivate Browsing”.
Firefox: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines – “New Private Window”.
Chrome: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines and select “New Incognito Window”.
Similar options can be found in Opera and Safari.