Hide my Visit
How can an abuser discover your internet activities?
Please take a few minutes to read the warning below and to take steps to increase your safety when using the internet and the Drogheda Women's and Children's Refuge website.
If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse.
Browsing History / Cache File
If an abuser knows how to read your computer's browsing history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet. You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.
Pull down Tools menu and click Delete Browsing History. Click Delete all, and then click Yes.
Pull down Tools menu and click Clear Private Data.
This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the internet, would be at a local library, a friend's house, or at work.