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If you click on this button it will immediately take you away from the SAFE@LAST site to Google's website. If you are using a computer in a public place, or somewhere that someone might see what website you are visiting, you can use this button to hide what you are doing quickly.

Keep your visits to the SAFE@LAST website private


Contacting SAFE@LAST's helpline is confidential. If you also want to keep your visits to SAFE@LAST's website confidential, you can follow the steps below.

Private Browsing / Going Incogneto

Enabling private browsing / incogneto mode you can prevent your search history from being remembered.  Once you close this private window, all your search history and temporary files for this session will be removed.

Chrome

To open an incogneto window in Google Chrome, first click the spanner icon in the top right corner.

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The 3rd option will be "new incogneto window"

The spy in the top left indicates this window is private.

Firefox

For Firefox, click the Firefox button in the top left and select the second option Start Private Browsing.

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If you have a popup, confirm you wish to go into private browsing.

The Purple Firefox button indicates you are in private browsing.

Internet Explorer 9

In Internet Explorer 9, click the cog in the top right corner.  Hover over "Safety" and click "InPrivate Browsing"

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The blue "InPrivate" in the address bar indicates this window is private.

Removing Search History

Unless in private browsing or incogneto, when you visit webpages, their addresses are stored in temporary folders on your computer's hard drive. If people want to see which websites you've been to, all they need to do is look at the files in these folders. To keep them from being able to do this, you will need to:

• delete all Temporary Internet files from your computer
• delete all the Links in your history folder.

Don't worry - deleting these files and links isn't difficult. Here's what you need to do:

Google Chrome

  1. In Google Chrome, click the spanner icon in the top right
  2. Click on settings.  This will open the settings in a new tab.
  3. Click history on the left hand side.
  4. Click "Clear Browsing Data" and select all the tick boxes.  Drop down the box to select the time period.  If you are unsure when you visited, select "the begining of time"
  5. Click "Clear Browsing Data" and this will remove all your browsing history.

Firefox 4 onwards

  1. In Firefox, select the Firefox button in the top left.
  2. hover over "History" and click "Clear Recent History"
  3. Select all the tick boxes.  Drop down the box to select the time period.  If you are unsure when you visited, select "Everything".
  4. Hit "Clear Now" to clear all the data.

Internet Explorer 6


When in Internet Explorer 6, go to the menu bar at the top of the page. It looks like this:

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  1. Select Tools, and go to the bottom of the dropdown menu and select Internet Options
  2. Click Delete Files... and check the Delete all offline content box and then click OK.
  3. Click on the Clear History button. Click on Yes to delete your history of visited websites. Finally, click OK to close the Internet Options button.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8


  1. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
  2. In the General page under Browser History, select the Delete button.
  3. Either select and Delete each section: Temporary internet files; Cookies, History; Forms data and Passwords.
  4. or
  5. Select the Delete all button at the bottom to clear everything.

Internet Explorer 9

  1. Click the cog icon in the top right.
  2. hover over "Safety" and click "Delete Browsing History".
  3. Tick all the boxes, and click "Delete" to remove your history.

Safari (often used on Apple Macs)


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Resetting Safari clears the history, empties the cache, clears the Downloads window, and removes all cookies. It also removes any saved user names and passwords or other AutoFill data and clears Google/Yahoo search entries.

To do this

  1. Go to the Safari menu at top left hand screen.
  2. Choose Reset Safari, and click Reset.

Firefox 3.X and earlier


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  1. Click on the Tools menu on the top left of the screen, and select 'Clear Private Data'
  2. Select Browsing History, Cache, Cookies, Offline Web Site Data and Authenticated Sessions.
  3. Click 'Clear Private Data Now'

 

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SAFE@LAST has two websites.

safeatlast.co.uk for young people looking for help and advice and safeatlast.org.uk for people wanting to know about the charity.

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