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If you are worried about being seen to visit our website, we have a guide to keep your visits private.

Find out more ......

 

HIDE PAGE BUTTON

When using our website with a desktop computer then we have a HIDE PAGE button on the right-hand side.  If you click on this button then you will be taken immediately to Google's homepage.  Please note that this feature does not work on mobile or other devices.

If you are using a computer in a public place or somewhere where someone might see that you have visited this website you can use this button to hide what you are doing quickly.

You must remember, however, that someone can still click on the back button or your history to see which site you were visiting.  Therefore if you want to hide your visit to SAIL completely then you should close your browser and clear your internet history and cookies.

deleting browser history

When you visit websites your browser remembers lots of information.  It can remember which sites you have been to and what you have downloaded.  This is called internet history.

You might not want other people to see that you have been looking at this website and there are two steps you need to take to remove the information from your computer:

  1. Delete all cookies (a cookie is a piece of information which your computer and websites use to remember where you have been online)

  2. Clear your history

Please find some instructions below to help (depending on which browser you are using):

 

GOOGLE CHROME


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on the Chrome menu icon in the top right hand corner (it looks like three lines).
  • Choose 'More tools'.
  • Click on 'Clear browsing data'.
  • A pop up window will appear. Choose a time range to clear from the drop down list. For example, 'the past hour'.
  • Tick all of the boxes.
  • Click 'Clear browsing data'.




SAFARI


To delete history on a desktop or laptop:

  • Go to the Safari menu at top right of the screen (looks like a wheel).
  • Click on 'Preferences'
  • A pop up will appear. Select the 'Privacy' tab.
  • Select the 'Remove All Website Data' button.

For iPhones:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Safari.
  • Scroll down until you see 'Clear History and Website Data' in blue text.
  • Click 'Clear History and Website Data' to delete history.




FIREFOX


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • At the top of the window click on the menu button which looks like three lines.
  • Click on 'Show your History' icon. It looks like a clock.
  • Click on 'Clear Recent History.'
  • A pop up window will appear. Choose a time range to clear from the drop down list. For example, you can just choose to clear the 'Last Four Hours'.
  • Click on 'Clear Now'.




OPERA


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • Go to the 'Start page'
  • On the left-hand side of the screen you'll see a clock symbol called 'History'. Click on this.
  • A window will appear with your history.
  • Click on the 'Clear browsing data' button at the top right.
  • A pop-up window will appear.
  • You can select to clear history from different times, like for example 'the past hour'.
  • Tick all boxes and press 'Clear browsing data'.




INTERNET EXPLORER 11


The instructions below are for a desktop browser and some touch devices. Mobile phones and some devices may be different.

To pick certain websites and delete them from your history:

  • Move your mouse to the right-hand side of the page (or tap on it if you have a touch screen to bring up a side panel). Tap or click the Favourites button (it looks like a star). This will bring up a drop-down menu.
  • Choose the History tab. Now you can choose how you want to view your history. 'View By Date' shows your last three weeks of history. 'View By Site' shows a list of sites you visited in the last three weeks, but not the dates of your visits. 'View By Most Visited' only shows the sites you visited the most in the last three weeks. 'View By Order Visited Today' only shows sites you've visited today.
  • Right-click (or press and hold) a site from any of these lists, then click (or tap) Delete. This will delete the site from your history.

To delete all your history:

  • Click the Tools button in the top right of the screen (it looks like a wheel).
  • Choose Safety, then click Delete browsing history.
  • Tick each box: Temporary Internet files, Cookies, History, Download History, Form data, Passwords, and Filtering data.
  • Click on Delete.




INTERNET EXPORER 10


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • Move your mouse to the right-hand side of the page to bring up a side panel. Click on the 'Settings' icon (it looks like a wheel shape) and click on 'Internet Options'.
  • Go to the 'Safety' menu and select 'Delete'.




OLDER VERSIONS OF INTERNET EXPLORER


The instructions below are for desktop browsers, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

Internet Explorer 9

  • Click on the 'gear' icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. It looks like a little wheel. Then click on Internet Options.
  • This will make a box pop up with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called General.
  • In the General section under Browser History, select the Delete button.
  • Tick each box: Temporary Internet files, Cookies, History, Download History, Form data, Passwords, InPrivate Filtering data.
  • Un-tick the 'Preserve Favourites website data'.
  • Click Delete to clear everything.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

  • Go to the menu bar at the top of the page. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options. This will make a box pop up with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called General.
  • In the General section under Browser History, select the Delete button.
  • You can select and delete each section: Temporary internet files; Cookies, History; Form data and Passwords.
  • You can also just select the 'Delete all' button at the bottom to clear everything.

Internet Explorer 6

If you use Internet Explorer 6, go to the menu bar at the top of the page.

  • Click on Tools.
  • Go to the bottom of the dropdown menu and click on Internet Options. This will open a box with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called General.
  • In the middle of this box is a section called 'Temporary Internet Files'. Click on the button marked 'Delete files'.
  • When the box pops up, tick the 'Delete all offline content' box and then click OK.
  • When your computer finishes deleting your temporary internet files, you will be back in the General Internet Options box.
  • Look at the section below called History. Here you can click on the 'Clear History' button.
  • A pop-up box will ask you if you want to delete all items in your history folder. Click 'Yes'.
  • Click 'OK' to close the Internet Options box.




MICROSOFT EDGE


To pick certain websites and delete them from your history:

  • Click on the ‘hub’ icon in the top right-hand corner. It looks like 3 lines.
  • Click on the history icon. This looks like a clock.
  • Hover over the pages you want to delete and click the ‘x’ on the right hand side.

To delete all your history and saved passwords:

  • Click on the ‘more’ icon in the top right-hand corner. It looks like 3 lines.
  • Click settings.
  • Under “Clear browsing data” click “Choose what to clear.”
  • Tick each box: Temporary Internet files, Cookies, History, Cached data and files, Passwords, Form data and Download History.
  • Click clear.





 

private browsing

Private browsing is when you tell your internet browser not to save any history, cookies or temporary files for one session. A session is the time you spend on a website each time you visit.

 

It is good to use if you want to visit any site in private but don't have the time, or often forget to delete your history afterwards. It covers your tracks whilst you browse instead of you having to delete everything afterwards.

If you want to download any files or create bookmarks while you are browsing privately, you should still make sure you clear your history as these could be still saved.

The majority of the browsers have keyboard shortcuts for opening in private browsing.  The relevant shortcuts and how to open in private browsing can be found below:

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