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Safe browsing

If you need to hide your visit to this website, or any other, here are some tips to cover your tracks.

Leaving the site quickly

In the top right corner of each page is an icon that allows you to quickly leave this site. Clicking it will take you to the BBC News website. However if you want to thoroughly hide your visit you will also need to delete your browsing history too.

Deleting your browsing history

Web browsers usually store information about which websites you've visited. You can quickly and easily delete this information. Here is how to do it for the most common browsers:

  • Firefox - to clear recent history hold down Ctrl and Shift and press Delete, then tick History from the list of options.
  • Chrome - to clear recent history hold down Ctrl and Shift and press Delete, then tick Clear Browsing History from the list of options.
  • Internet Explorer - to clear recent history hold down Ctrl and Shift and press Delete, then tick History from the list of options. 
  • Safari -open the Edit menu and choose Reset Safari, then tick Clear History from the list of options

Privacy Mode

Privacy mode, also called Private Browsing or Incognito Mode, can be enabled in all modern browsers so that the browser does not store a list of websites that you have visited. Here is how to do it for the most common browsers:

  • Firefox - to start Private Browsing hold down Ctrl and Shift and press P
  • Chrome - to open an Incognito Window hold down Ctrl and Shift and press N
  • Internet Explorer -to open an InPrivate Browsing window hold down Ctrl and Shift and press P
  • Safari - Open the Edit menu and choose Private Browsing