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Cover Your Tracks
An abuser can track someone’s Internet activities, including websites that have been visited. Be safe and learn more about how to cover your tracks online.

Safety and Privacy
An abuser can track your Internet activities, including websites you have visited. There are ways to cover your tracks online, but you need to be careful. If your abuser is comfortable with computers and sees that you have deleted files, he or she may get angry or suspicious. If this is a possibility, try to use a different computer, like one at the library, work or a friend’s house.

Web browsers, like Internet Explorer and Firefox, keep a list of the most recent web sites you have visited in the history file. You can look at your own history by clicking on the history button on your toolbar.

Computers also have cache files. The cache automatically saves web pages and graphics. Anyone who looks at the cache file on your computer can see what information you have looked at recently.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer for PC:
1.Click on “Tools” in the top menu,
2.Select “Internet Options”,
3.Select the “General” tab,
4.In the middle section, “Temporary Internet Files,” click “Delete Files,”,
5.In the bottom section, “History,” click “Clear History”

In Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh:
1.Click on “Explorer” in the top menu,
2.Under Web Browser” on the left hand window scroll down to and click Advanced,
3.In the History area are the top of the window click the button Clear History

You may also delete select pages (rather than all the history) on Internet Explorer for Macintosh by doing the following be careful to get them all):

Click on Window in the top menu and choose History from the drop-down menu.
When the History window opens highlight each page you want to remove and then click the Deletebutton on your keyboard.
Make sure you remove this page after closing the window!

In Netscape (PC):
1.Click on “Edit” in the top menu,
2.Select “Preferences”,
3.In the left-hand “Category” box, select “Navigator,”
4.At lower right, under “History,” click “Clear History”,
5.Below that, click “Clear Location Bar”,
6.Back in the left-hand “Category” box, click “Advanced” and then “Cache,”
7.On the right, click “Clear Memory Cache” and then “Clear Disk Cache”

In Firefox (both Macintosh and PC):
1.Click on tools in the top menu.
2.Click on Clear Private Data.
3.When the window pops up make sure all boxes are checked off.
4.Click OK to erase History.

2016/2017 Annual Report
July 19, 2017

Our 2016/2017 Annual Report is now available for download. Please find a copy of it here.

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