Clear your browsing history

clare-haven-web-browserIf you are concerned that someone may try to check on the sites that you have browsed, this section provides information on how to clear your web browser history in a few straightforward steps.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Options by clicking the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Delete.



  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu (3 horizontal lines)
  2. Select History.
  3. Click the button Clear browsing data. A dialog will appear.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear your entire browsing history, select the beginning of time.
  5. Check the boxes for the data you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history.” Learn more about the types of browsing data you can delete
  6. Click the button Clear browsing data.



  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the History menu and select Clear Recent History
  2. Select how much history you want to clear
  3. Finally, click the Clear Now button and the window will close and the items you’ve selected will be cleared.
  4. To temporarily stop Firefox from storing history, see Private Browsing – Use Firefox without saving history.



  1. Open Safari.
  2. Safari has a Private Browsing mode—when you turn it on, the browser keeps no record of the pages you visit.
  3. Click “Clear History”.
  4. If you want to clear out all your private data, including passwords, click ‘Safari’ on the top menu bar, and then ‘Reset Safari.’


Android Device

  1. Open the Chrome menu. It could be an icon or a button (3 dots or 3 horizontal lines).
  2. Touch History.
  3. At the bottom, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Check the box Clear browsing history. It may be checked by default.
  5. Uncheck any other boxes you don’t want to delete.
  6. Touch Clear.


iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.
  3. At the bottom, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Touch Clear Browsing History.
  5. Confirm your choice.
  6. Touch Done.