How to Hide Your Tracks

Hide your Tracks While you are using this site

If you are concerned that someone else may come into the room while you are visiting this site, and you do not want them to see what you are looking at, the quickest way to hide the site is to close the window or click on the ‘Leave this Website’ which is located on the top right hand side of this website and is also static for easy access as you scroll.

It might be a good idea to remind yourself now of the keyboard command used to do this on your computer:

  • Windows: ‘ALT’ key and ‘F4’
  • Apple Macintosh: ‘Apple’ key and ‘W’

You could also open another browser window and leave it open at another website, placing it behind the window you are currently using (this site). This way, if you have to quickly close the main window, you will not be left looking at a blank screen.

After visiting our website

To protect your safety and privacy you should clear Internet history after visiting our site.

While browsing the internet, information about all the sites that you visited is stored on your computer: websites you visited, every search string you entered in search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN), and information you entered on websites and more. If safety is an issue, please make sure you delete your browsing history from your computer. (Please note, it may still be possible for someone to work out which sites you have visited. If safety is a priority we recommend that it is safest to access this site from a safe place; such as a library, Internet cafe or a friend’s house).

Consider switching search engines

A search engine called DuckDuckGo is a great alternative. Unlike Google and other search engines, DuckDuckGo doesn’t collect or share ANY personal information.

Private browsing

A mobile app called Firefox Focus helps you browse privately and blocks programmes designed to track you. When you’ve finished browsing you can click the ‘Erase’ button to delete your entire browsing activity.

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