1. Internet Explorer 6
Click on the "Tools" menu, then click on "Internet Options". When the "Internet options" menu appears, in the "general" tab select "clear history" in the history section. Temporary internet files and cookies can also be deleted from the "general" tab.
2. Internet Explorer 7
From the "Tools" menu, click on "Delete Browsing History". The "Delete Browsing History" menu appears. From here you can either delete individual file types or "delete all" (at the bottom of this menu).
3. Internet Explorer 8
Click on the "Safety" menu, then click "Delete browsing history...". The "Delete Browsing History" menu appears. Select the types of files you would like to delete by ticking them, and then click on "delete".
4. Internet Explorer 9
Click on the tools icon, and navigate to the safety menu. From here select "Delete browsing history...". The "Delete Browsing History" menu appears. Select the types of files you would like to delete by ticking them, and then click on "delete".
5. Firefox 1
Click on the tools icon, then click on "options" and "privacy". From here there are "clear" buttons that you can click on for history, cache, cookies, and saved forms.
6. Firefox 2
Click on the tools icon, then click on "options" and "privacy". In the Private area, click "Clear Now". In the window marked "Clear Private Data", check mark the types of files you would like to delete, (such as "browsing history" etc) and then click "Clear Private Data Now".
7. Firefox 3
Click on the tools icon, then click on "Clear Recent History". Select the time range you would like to clear, and choose which types of files you would like to delete by clicking the downwards facing arrow next to "Details". Then click "Clear Now" and close the browser.
8. Netscape 7
Select preferences from the edit menu. In the Preferences window, click on the arrow next the word "Navigator", then select the word "History". Click the "Clear History" and "Clear Location Bar" tabs. To delete temporary internet files, click the arrow next to "Advanced", then select "Cache". Click "Clear Cache". To all clear cookies, click on the arrow next to the words "Privacy & Security". Then click the word "Cookies" and click the "
Manage Stored Cookies" button. Finally click the "Remove All Cookies" in the Cookie Manager Window. Then do a similar proceedure for Forms and the "Manage Stored Forms" button and Passwords and "Manager Stored Passwords" button.
9. Netscape 8
Click on "Tools", then click on "options". In the Privacy Tab, select the types of files (such as search history, cache and cookies) you would like to delete by clicking on "clear" next to them.
10. Netscape 9
Click on "Tools", then click on "Clear Private Data ". Select the types of data that you would like to clear (such as "Browsing History", "Cache" and "Cookies" etc, and then click on the button marked "Clear Private Data Now".
11. Opera 9
Click on "Tools", then click on "Clear Private Data ". The "Delete Private Data" menu appears. Select the types of data that you would like to clear (such as "Clear history of visited pages", "Delete entire cache" and "Delete all cookies" etc), and then click on the button at the bottom marked "Delete".
Reseting the Safari browser will clear history, temporary internet files ("cache"), stored passwords and usernames, cookies and search bar history (eg. in Google or Yahoo!). To reset Safari, from the Safari menu, select "reset", and then from this menu, select the items you would like to clear, and click "Reset".
13. Google Chrome
See the google guide for "Delete cache and other browsing data" for how to delete history, cookies and cache.
14. Mobile Phone Browsers
Please refer to this useful guide prepared by "Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse" on the subject of deleting data from mobile phones browsers such as the iphone, andriod, opera, windows, and generic mobile browsers.
15. Deleting Web Search History
For both Google and Yahoo!, search box history is deleted via your browser. For google search, please see the google guide for deleting search history in your google search box history. A similar resource page is available by Yahoo! for Yahoo search box history.
However, Bing search works somewhat differently. Here is a guide to deleting Bing's search box history.
16. Deleting Toolbar Search History
Search engines such as Google and Yahoo! provide toolbars that can be installed into browsers and are visible along the top part of the screen. You can delete history from Google's search toolbar by clicking on the downward facing arrow next to the search box and then clicking on "Clear History". For Yahoo!, please see this Yahoo! guide for deleting search history in the Yahoo! toolbar.
17. Deleting Emails
• If you are concerned about other people who may have access to your email on your computer, the safest way to email us at Lifecentre is to create a new email account with an online provider such as hotmail or google. Create an email with them that does not use your name, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org" etc. and keep this email address secret.
• If you have already corresponded with us via email and are concerned about the security of your email account, here are some steps you can take to safeguard your tracks:-
1. Delete all emails you have sent to us. This is stored in the "Sent" items. When you have deleted them, you will need to go to the "Deleted Items" folder, and find and delete them (or delete all items in this folder).
2. You may also have started an email that you haven't sent to us. This may be stored in your "Drafts" folder. Go to your drafts folder and delete this email.