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Clear your internet history
Your internet history is a log of sites that you visit, recorded by your web browser. When you click on the back button, you are moving back one entry in the history log. Browsers will normally clear your history at regular intervals, but if you are viewing any sensitive materials you should clear it manually for your privacy and protection.
Each time you access the internet your web browser caches (stores) information. This is done to avoid having to retrieve files (including any images on the page) from remote servers across the world when you’re browsing the web. Regularly clear the cache to allow your browser to function more efficiently and as extra protection online. To find out more information on how to clear your cache, check the support website for your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome) or follow these instructions.
A cookie is a file created by your web browser designed to hold small amounts of information about your online preferences. These files are stored on your computer. Typically a cookie stores user-specific information such as your selections in a form, shopping cart contents or authentication data. Browsers will normally clear cookies that reach a certain age. Clearing out your cookies is also another useful way to stop your abuser from seeing what you do online. For instructions on how to clear cookies, check the support website for your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome).
The most updated information about Microsoft products such as the Internet Explorer browser can be found on their support website.
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Internet Explorer 8
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The most updated information about Mozilla products such as the Firefox browser can be found on their support website.
The most updated information about Apple products such as the Safari browser can be found on their support website.
The most updated information about Google products such as the Chrome browser can be found on their support website.
iPhone Mobile OS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Chrome for Android
Chrome for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch OS
The steps for clearing your cache, cookies, and history will likely differ depending on the make and model of your Android device. If you are unsure about the make and model of your phone consider asking your service provider in store for help identifying it.
However, you should be able to clear the cache and data from your settings menu on most Android phones.
The general process for this is the following:
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