Hide Your Tracks

If someone might be upset about you accessing the Internet, you should remove all traces of the websites you have visited.   This is called “clearing cache”, and how you do it depends on what browser you are using. Instructions for the most common browsers are listed below. If you don’t know what browser you are using, go to the Help menu and select About [browser name]. If you do not see instructions for your specific browser or version, search your browser’s Help menu for “clear cache”.

Internet Explorer 8

  • From the Safety menu in the upper right, click Delete Browsing History… .
  • Check Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History, and then click Delete.

Internet Explorer 7

  • From the Tools menu in the upper right, select Delete Browsing History.
  • Next to “Temporary Internet Files”, click Delete files… . To delete your cookies, click Delete Cookies.
  • Click Close, and then click OK to exit.

Firefox 3.5 for Windows

  • From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History… .
  • From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  • Click the down arrow next to “Details” to choose what history elements to clear (e.g., check Cookies to clear cookies). Click Clear Now.

Firefox 3 for Windows

  • From the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data… , and then check Cache and Cookies. Click Clear Private Data Now.

Safari

  • From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari… .
  • From the menu, only select Empty the cache and Remove all cookies, then press Reset.

Firefox 3.5 for Mac OS X

  • From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History… .
  • From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  • Click the down arrow next to “Details” to choose what history elements to clear. Click Clear Now.

Firefox 3 for Mac OS X

  • In Firefox, from the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data.
  • Make sure Cache and Cookies are checked, and then click Clear Private Data Now.