Cover Your Tracks Online
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How to stay safe and cover your tracks online
It’s impossible to completely avoid being tracked online but if you’re worried about someone knowing which sites you’ve been looking at, please read the following safety information.
General tips for staying safe online
- Clear your search history, cache data and cookies when browsing.
- If you want to be completely sure of not being tracked online, use a computer that’s not in your home, for example at a library or a friend’s house.
When you’re browsing ‘incognito’, the internet browser won’t store cookies or record your browsing history on the computer, mobile or tablet. Private browsing won’t stop online services seeing what you get up to, but your activity history will be safe.
This option is available on the most commonly used web browsers:
You can delete the history of websites you’ve visited, but it’s important to know that if you delete your browsing history, someone else using the same device may notice.
While we have taken every care in providing this guidance information, we would advise visitors to check the most up-to-date and relevant information for their own browser.