Cover Your Tracks

Safety Information when visiting this site.
Hide your browsing.

Internet Explorer

  • Click on the Tools menu (in the row at the top of the browser )
  • Select Internet Options from the drop down menu.
  • You should now be on a tab that says General if not select General.
  • Under the title Temporary Internet Files click on Delete Files.
  • You can also check the box that says delete all offline content.
  • Then under History click on Clear History.
  • Then click OK, at the bottom


  • Pull down the Edit menu.
  • Select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  • Click on Navigator (this may be a tab at the top or option in a list on left)
  • Click on the Clear History button.
  • Then click on Advanced (this may be a tab or an option in a list on the left. If it’s in a list lick on the + sign).
  • Then select Cache.
  • Click on Clear Disk Cache.
  • On older versions of Netscape:
  • Pull down the Options menu
  • Select Network Options
  • Select Cache
  • Click on Clear Disk Cache.


Take the following steps to clear AOL’s browser cache:

  • Go to Start – Programs – AOL – AOL System Information.
  • Click the Utilities tab at the top of the window.
  • Click the Clear Browser Cache button. The Current Cache Size will change to 0 KB.
  • Now close the AOL System Information window by clicking the X in the top right-hand corner of the window.
  • Connect to AOL to see if this has solved the problem. If not, try the following alternative method:

If AOL System Information is not listed in the Programs menu:

  • Sign on to AOL as normal.
  • Go to AOL Keyword Preferences.
  • Click Internet Properties (www) – This will open the Internet Options window.
  • Click Delete Files then click OK to delete your temporary Internet files.
  • Now click OK to close the Internet Options window


The information listed above may not completely hide your tracks.

The safest way to find information on the Internet is to do it in a safe place.

This could be at a local library or a friend’s house.