Clear your browsing history

How to clear your browsing history

Someone can find out which webpages you’ve been looking at by checking your computer or phone’s browsing history or its cache file, which automatically saves webpages and graphics. 

If you’re worried that someone could find out that you’ve visited webpages giving advice on how to deal with certain situations, like domestic abuse or child sexual exploitation, find out below how you can take steps to maximise your safety when using the internet.

You can take steps to stop them finding out what you’ve looked at by clearing your browsing history on your computer or device and emptying your cache file.

Please bear in mind that the safest way to look for advice and information on the internet is to do it away from home. This could be at work, at a trusted friend’s house or at your local library.

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