Did you know that your internet browser keeps a record of every website you visit? Read on to find out how to delete your browsing history for each browser you use and keep your online footprints to yourself.
To view your history, open up the browser, then click either the ‘Wrench’ (appears as a small wrench) or ‘Menu’ button (appears as three small horizontal lines) in the top right hand corner, then click ‘History’. From here you can view and search all of your history and delete individual entries or by clicking the ‘Clear browsing data’ button, you can delete entries in bulk.
If you would like to browse the internet without recording a history, you can open an ‘Incognito Window’ by pressing ‘Ctrl + Shift + N on Windows’ or ‘Command + Shift + N’ on Mac.
To view your history, open up the browser and then click the ‘Menu’ button (appears as three small horizontal lines) at the top right hand corner, then click ‘History’. From here you can view and search all of your history. By clicking the ‘Clear Recent History’ button you can delete in bulk.
By clicking the ‘Menu’ button again you can click ‘New Private Window’ to open up a window which will not record any browsing history.
On the desktop version of Safari: First, open up the browser and then click ‘History’ at the top menu bar. From here you can view your recent history and by clicking ‘Show History’ you can view more detail. To delete your history, click ‘History’ on the menu bar again and then click ‘Clear History and Website Data’.
On iPhone and iPad version of Safari: Open up the ‘Settings’ app on your device, scroll down until you see ‘Safari’ then tap it. Now scroll down until you see ‘Clear History and Website Data’, tap this icon and confirm that you would like to delete your history.
Internet Explorer or Edge
First, open up the browser, then click the star icon at the top right hand corner of the screen.
Now click the ‘History’ tab where you can view entries. By right clicking, you may delete individual entries.
To delete your history, click on the ‘Tools’ icon (shown as a gear, next to the star) and then select ‘Internet Options’ from the dropdown menu. On the ‘General’ tab, underneath the ‘Browsing history’ heading, select ‘Delete’. Now you can select the types of data you would like to delete. Click ‘Delete’ when you’re ready and your tracks have been covered.