Browsing History – a list of all pages visited online and the time you've been there – is a standard for modern computing. And it can cause problems; It's practically a cliché. Remember the romantic "comedies" in which the girl finds the browsing history of a man (because it's always the one) and he's not brewing in hot water) and sharing a smartphone with someone is not uncommon. It does not matter if you encrypt your emails, use surfing gate and VPN to stay anonymous, or if you carry a fake mustache at your desk: If anyone has access to your devices, he can see where you are have been found.
A browser can and will save your history indefinitely. The goal is to help you find your way back to a forgotten corner of the Internet that you once visited. The reality is that it can be used by important people, friends, superiors, subordinates, teachers and even the authorities against you. It does not matter if you've never stopped looking at the content. Nowadays, just visiting can be offense enough for indignation, blackmail, or whatever you fear most.
Do you think that is scary? Hopefully for 99 percent of us. Note, however, that in 201
This is a very broad interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley. However, it is almost a guarantee that if you delete something from your drive shortly before you are arrested, you will receive destruction of evidence or obstruction of the charge, especially if the federal government is involved. Apparently humans are also companies.
But suppose you are not a criminal and just want a bit of digital privacy. What can you do to hide your previous visits? Delete it. Regularly. Or maybe the smartest move ever: make sure it's never kept. It can make your web travel a little more uncomfortable, but that's the price of security. To remove the history:
From the three-level menu () in the top right corner of Chrome select Settings> Advanced> Privacy & Security> Clear Browser Data or History> History> Clear Browser Data or More Tools> Clear Browser Data. Or enter "chrome: // settings / clearBrowserData" in the omnibar without quotation marks.
One of these options takes you to the dialog box where you can delete not only the history of your browsing but also the history of the download (the files actually downloaded are not deleted), all your cookies, cached images and files (the speed up the loading of pages when you visit again), saved passwords, and more. Even better, you can only delete the information from the last hour, day, week, month, or everything until the "beginning of time."
Chrome does not give you the ability to Do not collect your browsing history, but earlier this summer, Google announced that Google would run every three months or so be prompted to delete location history and web and app activity every 18 months.
Navigate to myactivity.google.com and click "Switch to Web & App" ity. "By default, Google will store the activity data until you manually delete it, and then click" Auto-delete "to delete it every 18 months or three months.
From the main Opera menu, in the left navigation bar, click The watch icon will display the history, and a Clear Browser Data button will be displayed, offering almost identical settings to Chrome as the "Start Time" option (you can also use "opera: // settings / clearBrowserData This is similar because Opera was created using the Chromium Project engine, which is also based on Chrome, Opera offers a little extra for those who want to surf the Internet safely – a built-in VPN option friendly permission of SurfEasy, which is also included in the privacy and security settings.
 Micro soft Edge and Internet Explorer
In Microsoft Edge, go to the Three-Point Menu () and select Settings> Privacy and Security ; In the fly-out menu, click the button under Clear browser data that says "Choose what to delete."
Allows browsing history, cookies, cached data, saved form data, saved tabs, media licenses, site permissions, and saved passwords; Click Manage Permissions, and you can delete objects such as sites that you have permission to view pop-ups.
Not only can you delete a block of data from a period such as a day or a week, but there is a possibility Msgstr "Disable this [data] whenever I close the browser." This will ensure that you have not saved any browsing history as long as you regularly close the browser. If you select more data types, almost nothing is saved. This is fine until you repeatedly enter the same passwords and 2FA registrations (the price of freedom, people).
Like Google, Microsoft stores part of its history online. Click Change what Microsoft Edge knows about me in the cloud to go to a page for your Microsoft account where you can clear the synced browser history. You can also clear Bing.com's search history, stored location information, where you logged in, and data saved in Cortana's notebook.
Are you still using Internet Explorer (IE)? You're not alone. To clear history in IE11 and 10, go to the gear icon () in the top left corner and select Internet Options. On the General tab, you can select a check box next to Delete browsing history on exit, or click the Clear button to immediately delete history, passwords, cookies, and cached data (referred to as ). Temporary Internet and Website Files ), and more. If you click Settings instead, you'll go to a History tab and make sure your history is tracked only for a specified number of days. All older entries will be deleted automatically.
You can clear the browsing history from the Favorites menu. Click the star in the top right> History tab. There you can view websites that you visited on certain dates (Today, Last week, 3 weeks ago, etc.). Right-click to delete all contents of a specific time period, or click to view and delete specific sites. If you are using an older version of IE, you will find instructions for deleting the history online.
Under macOS, the safari rules apply. It's easy to clear your site's visitor history: on the History menu, click Clear History. Then select a time period in the pop-up window in which you want to delete. However, this means much more than deleting the browsing history – it also deletes your cookies and the data cache.
You can instead click History> History to bring up a pop-up window open sites you visit and remove sites one at a time without losing cookies and cache. Zap Cookies under Settings> Privacy; Clear your cache by clicking "Empty Caches" in the "Develop" menu. If you do not have a development menu in Safari, go to Settings> Advanced and enable Show Development Menu in the menu bar below.
In the latest version of Firefox, go to the hamburger menu () and section Options> Privacy and Security . You are immediately in the Content Blocking section. Scroll down to get to the history. Set Firefox to remember that it never remembers, or that you get some custom settings, such as: Eg "save history", but no cookies or whatever. Click on it to select a period to be deleted (1, 2, 4 or 24 hours – or all) and the data to be backed up (history, logins, forms / search, cookies and cache).
If you've signed in with a Mozilla Firefox account, the history (plus bookmarks, tabs, passwords, and settings) may be synchronized with your other PCs and devices, Firefox, even on smartphones.
Safari is the default browser on the iPhone and iPad. To keep track of browsing history, you can simply stay in private mode while surfing. If you want to delete a history, go to Settings> Safari> Clear History and Site Data . Not only the course, but also biscuits and other things are deleted. When the phone is signed in to iCloud, history will be deleted on both iCloud and other devices connected to that iCloud account.
If you only want to clear data for selected sites, go back to Settings> Safari and scroll down to Advanced> Site Data . After loading (it may take a while), you'll see a list of all the sites you visit – and probably also a list of sites that contain third-party cookies. Tap Edit> (minus icon) next to each item to delete it, or just swipe left to use the same function iOS. In both cases, go to the three-point menu (), select History and you will see the list of all the sites you visited in Cognito mode (as opposed to Incognito) This includes the history of all Chrome browsers logged in to the same Google Account.
On iOS, you can click Edit or Delete browser data below. If you click on the latter (this is the only option on Android phones and tablets), you will be taken to a dialog box (see screenshot) that will erase all browsing history data, cookies, cached data, saved passwords, and auto-populated data , You select which ones you want to delete. Android users can limit the deletion to one hour, one day, one week, one month, or the legendary "beginning of time."
Review My Activity later to see what can be saved online.  There's also a completely separate Google search app on iOS (iOS, Android) with its own built-in browser. You can not delete the browsing history in this Google app. However, you can close all tabs by clicking the tab icon in the upper-right corner, swiping a floating window to the right to delete them, and then clicking DELETE ALL. Of course, the search history of this app will be saved under My Activities.
The Firefox browser is available for iOS or Android and is free on both platforms. Deleting the browsing history is slightly different.
In iOS, tap the Hamburger menu () at the bottom right and select Settings . Scroll to the Privacy section and select Data Management. On the next screen, you can completely disable the collection of browsing history (or the caching of data, cookies, and offline site data). Click the Clear Private Data link below to clear all the information above. Note: There is also a private tab close button in Preferences that closes all tabs when you exit the browser.
On Android, Firefox uses the three-point menu ([19459009)]) at the top right. Select History to view the list, and click DELETE BROWSER LIST below to remove them from existence. When you click the menu and go to Settings> Privacy and check the box to clear the Private data on exit check box, the option to delete the private data you have selected is displayed when the browser exits.
Of course for iOS and Android. In fact, Opera for Android is available in two versions – a standard version and Opera Mini, which sends all Web sites and graphics through Opera servers so they are compressed before you read them. Opera Mini is also available on the iPhone and even on Windows Phone.
To clear the history in Opera Mini on the iPhone, click the O menu below and select History. Then click on the trash can icon to delete it. Or, from the O menu, choose Settings> Delete to search for options for deleting saved passwords or browsing history, or cookies and data, or to delete them all at once.
Under Android in the Hamburger menu () Select the history and kill it with the trash can icon in the toolbar. Or go to the hamburger menu to access the settings. Scroll down to the "Privacy" section and look for "Clear browser data" … which allows you to delete passwords, history, or cookies individually.