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An abuser can track someone's internet activities; including websites they have visited. If the abuser is smart enough to see what sites you have visited, they may be smart enough to see that you have deleted your browsing history as well -so be careful! If possible, use a public computer; at your local library, at your place of work, or at a friend's house. In Moose Jaw, Tourism Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw Public Library have public internet access.

Internet Explorer as well as Netscape keep a list of the recently visited web sites in the history file. By clicking on the history button on your toolbar you can look at your history. Along with internet history, computers have cache files. The cache automatically saves web pages & graphics. All the information you have recently viewed is available to anyone who looks at the cache files on your computer. Both your history and cache files can be cleared from your computer so that no one can see the past websites & information viewed.

  • firefoxIf you are using Firefox

    To clear history/cache files:

    1. At the top of the Firefox browser click on the Firefox button.
    2. Go to the History drop down menu and select Clear Recent History.
    3. Select what time frame of history you would like to delete.
    4. Click on Details to select what you would like deleted (history, cache, cookies, etc.).
  • chromeIf you are using Google Chrome

    To clear history/cache files:

    1. Click on the Tools icon (wrench).
    2. Select Tools in the drop down menu.
    3. Select Clear Browsing History from the addition drop down menu.
    4. Select what you would like to have cleared, and the time frame you would like to have deleted (ex; past hour, past day, past week, etc.).
  • IEIf you are using Internet Explorer

    To clear history files:

    1. Click on tools in the toolbar located near the top of the screen.
    2. Select internet options
    3. In general, under Temporary Internet Files, click settings
    4. Select view files, highlight all the files shown, and click delete
    5. In general, under history, select clear history.

    To clear cache files:

    1. Click on tools on the toolbar located near the top of the screen.
    2. Select internet options
    3. In general, under Temporary Internet Files, click delete files. If asked, check the box to delete all offline content.
  • 201px-Netscape logo.svgIf you are using Netscape

    To clear history files:

    1. Click edit on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
    2. Select preferences.
    3. In the history section, click clear history & location bar history.
    4. Click OK.

    To clear cache files:

    1. Click edit on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
    2. Select preferences.
    3. Click advanced.
    4. Click cache.
    5. Click clear memory cache.
    6. Click clear disk cache.
  • safariIf you are using Safari

    To clear history/cache files:

    1. Open up Safari.
    2. Go to the History Menu.
    3. Click Clear History and repeat as needed.

    If you are using Safari on an iPad/iPhone

    To clear history/cache files:

    1. Open up the Setting app on your device.
    2. Click on the Safari option.
    3. From here you can clear your browsing history, cookies, and data.