Concerned about someone knowing you visited our website?

Here’s how to reduce the chances that your Internet browsing to our website and other websites about domestic violence will be traced.

Internet browsers are designed to leave traces behind indicating where you’ve been and what you’ve been looking at on the net. It’s hard to absolutely guarantee that your travels on the net can’t be traced at all, but below are some simple things you can do to reduce the chances that someone can look through your computer and find out what you’ve been reading.

Someone with greater computer sophistication will still be able to reconstruct your net travels. But it’s a good thing to clear some history to make it more difficult for someone to know where you’ve been.

If someone notices that you have deleted some of the browsing history a good reason to give for your actions would be that you heard or read that by deleting these temporary history files your computer would be faster and waste less disk space, which is true.

CLEAR HISTORY INSTRUCTIONS

If you happen to bookmark this website or view any other sites, your abuser can find out that you have been accessing information on domestic violence.

It’s probably safer to access this site from somewhere else other than your home such as a trusted friend, the library or an advocate’s office.

If you can, clear all CACHE/HISTORY files from your web browser.

Instructions on how to delete history and cache from your PC

INTERNET EXPLORER

There are a couple versions of Internet Explorer. To find your version, select HELP in the Internet Explorer toolbar and click ABOUT INTERNET EXPLORER. Your version information will be indicated there.

INTERNET EXPLORER 6

-Click on the TOOLS menu and select INTERNET OPTIONS.
– In the GENERAL page, under TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES, click on DELETE COOKIES then OK
-Click on DELETE FILES, put a tick in the box labeled DELETE ALL OFFLINE CONTENT and click OK.
– Under HISTORY, click on CLEAR HISTORY and then OK.
– Now look at the top of the window and click on the CONTENT tab, select AUTOCOMPLETE and finally, CLEAR FORMS.

INTERNET EXPLORER 7

– Click on the TOOLS menu and select INTERNET OPTIONS.
– In the GENERAL page under BROWSER HISTORY, select DELETE button.
– Either select and delete each section (TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES, COOKIES, HISTORY, FORMS DATA AND PASSWORDS) or select the DELETE ALL button at the bottom to clear everything.

FIREFOX 1

– Click on TOOLS and then OPTIONS, then click PRIVACY.
– Click on the CLEAR button next to HISTORY, SAVED FORM INFORMATION, COOKIES AND CACHE.

FIREFOX 2

– Click on TOOLS and then OPTIONS, then click PRIVACY.
– At PRIVATE DATA select SETTINGS
– Ensure that all boxes have been selected and then click on CLEAR NOW.

NETSCAPE 7

– Click on EDIT menu and select PREFERENCES.
– In the left pane, expand HISTORY then in the right area click CLEAR HISTORY.
– Expand PRIVACY and Security and select COOKIES then on the button MANAGE STORED COOKIES and in the new DIALOGUE box click REMOVE ALL COOKIES.
– Repeat similar for FORMS and the MANAGE STORED FORM DATA button and the same for PASSWORDS and the MANAGE STORED PASSWORDS button.
– You may MANAGE FORMS, COOKIES and PASSWORDS individually from the TOOLS menu, but not the temporary page CACHE files.

OPERA

– Click on TOOLS and then PREFERENCES.
– Click on the ADVANCE tab and then the HISTORY section on the left hand side.
– Click the CLEAR button to the right of the ADDRESSES and the EMPTY NOW button to the right of DISK CACHE
– Opera does not have an easy way to clear all Cookies.

SAFARI (Apple Mac)

-Resetting Safari clears the HISTORY, empties the CACHE, clears the DOWNLOADS window, and removes all COOKIES.
– Resetting also removes any saved user names and passwords or other AutoFill Data and clears Google/Yahoo search entries.
– To do this go to the Safari MENU at the top left hand screen. Choose RESET SAFARI and click RESET.

DELETING YOUR BROWSING HISTORY

Internet browsers also keep a record of all the web pages you visit, known as a “HISTORY”.

To delete “HISTORY” for Internet Explorer, Netscape and Firefox hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard, then press the H key.

For OPERA users, press CRTL, ALT and H.

Look for any entries that say www.sffrc.com ( which is our website) right click and chose DELETE
For Safari users, select HISTORY at the top of the screen and choose “CLEAR HISTORY”