Remember, it is possible for someone to know what websites you have been visiting by looking through your history. You may not want others finding out what you have been searching on your phone, tablet or computer, and there are methods to reduce the risk. The safest way to find information on the internet if you suspect that you are being monitored would be at a local library, a trusted friend's house, or at work.
Warning: there is no way to fully conceal your movements online, but there are measures to reduce the risk of leaving a trace - find out how to best cover your tracks below. Before doing so, please note what web browser you are using, the most common are Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Private browsing on internet browsers allows you to browse the web without your history being stored. Explore how to access this mode on different browsers below:
When browsing the web, your internet history is saved on the browser. You can delete your history and cookies of the websites that you have visited, however it’s important to note that if your computer is shared, someone else may notice the deleted history.
The links below will lead you to the relevant sites to assist you in deleting your browsing history and cookies:
Toolbars, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, record the search terms that you have entered into the search box. To delete these search terms, click on the links below to be directed to the relevant sites: