Are you worried that someone might find out you visited this website?

The internet is a great way to find information that can help you make decisions about your personal situation. But, it’s important to understand that the record of your internet activities does not disappear when you close your browser.

If the person who is abusing you is good on a computer, it may not be safe for you to be visiting sites for abused women unless you take steps to hide your Internet activities.

Try to visit websites like ours from a public library, school, internet cafe or even work. And, if you use a computer that your partner can access, clear your browser history (cache) delete any cookies* after each time you visit.

*Cookies are a way for websites to track visitors and their actions. They do this by storing small bits of information on your computer. Sometimes this means that the site will “remember” you when you visit again. For example, if you enter your name when you go to a website, it may display your name when you visit again.


How to clear internet cookies

Firefox

From the MENU icon (three horizontal bars) at the top right, select “History”

Click the button “Clear recent history”

From the drop-down menu, select a time range to clear

Under “Details”, check “Browsing & Download History”

Check “Form & Search History”

Check “Cookies”

Check “Cache”

Check “Active Logins”

Check “Offline Website Data”

Check “Site Preferences”

Click the button “Clear Now”


Chrome

From the MENU icon (three horizontal bars) at the top right, select “History”

Click the button “Clear browsing data”

From the drop-down menu, select a time range to clear

Check “Browsing history”

Check “Download history”

Check “Cookies and other site and plug-in data”

Check “Cached images and files”

Check “Passwords”

Check “Autofill form data”

Check “Hosted app data”

Click the button “Clear browsing data”


Internet Explorer

From the TOOLS menu at the top, click “Delete Browsing History”

Uncheck “Preserve Favorites website data”

Check “Temporary Internet files”

Check “Cookies”

Check “Form data”

Check “Passwords”

Check “InPrivate Filtering data”

Click the “Delete” button