Cover your tracks online

Are you worried that someone might find out you have visited this site? We hope not but we understand that some of you may have concerns.

If so, we want you to be able to use this site as safely as possible, covering your tracks if necessary. If you are not alone when viewing this site e.g. at work or sharing the house with someone, the quickest way to hide the site is to close the window when someone enters the room.

There is a shortcut on your keyboard to enable you to do this quickly: 

On a PC - ALT key and F4 

On a Mac - Apple Key and W

After visiting this site

Note: these instructions may vary according to the version of your preferred browser and here we cover some of the more commonly used.

Internet Explorer 7 or 8

Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options. In the General page under Browser History, select the Delete... button. Either select and delete each section: Temporary internet files; Cookies, History; Forms data and Passwords; or select the Delete all... button at the bottom to clear everything. For IE 9 select Tools followed by Delete browsing history.

Firefox 5

Click on Tools and Clear recent history For older versions click on Tools followed by Options. Firefox bundles cookies, forms and history under the heading ‘history’. Click the privacy tab, then on “clear your recent history”. Select the period you want to delete. Click on Details to select cookies, forms etc.

To delete passwords click on the security tab where you can view all the passwords saved when you browse the web. You can delete them here and remember not to allow Firefox to save them in the future.

If you use the same passwords for many things consider changing them all if you have allowed your browser to save any.

You can also adjust how you want Firefox to store your data under the privacy tab. 


To remove history go to History, and click Clear History. To remove cookies go to Settings, Preferences, Privacy tab and click Remove all Website Data (or Details to select certain sites).


For Chrome click on the spanner icon, followed by History and Clear all browsing data.


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