How to clear your browser history
Last updated: 19/06/2020
What is browser history?
Your browser history is a list of all the website pages you visit while searching the internet. As you go from one website to another, your virtual footprints will be saved on your computer with information including the date and timestamp of each page load. Each internet browsers has a different way of giving you access to this data so that you can view your internet history or delete it.
Reasons why you would want to keep your browser history
So that you can quickly visit sites that you have previously visited where you have not written down the domain name Did you know that your browser history assists the browser when it attempts to auto populate what you are typing in when you are trying to search for a specific website.
Reasons why you would want to delete your browser history
If other users have access to that computer, your privacy may be invaded. If hackers gain access to your computer, your browser history may contain sites where you have entered sensitive data.
How to view and delete your browser history
For Mobile phones and for those using Google Chrome browser.
Mobiles - Android and Apple - using Chrome browser
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Delete Browsing History On Your Samsung Browser
For Computer/PC instructions
Please go here Delete Browsing History in Chrome Browser
Other (Internet Explorer and Firefox) browser options
Delete Browsing History in Internet Explorer Browser
Delete Browsing History in Firefox Browser
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View and delete browsing history in the new Microsoft Edge
How to clear your browser history, tracking cookies, and website data
- In Safari, tap the Bookmarks button in the toolbar.
- Select the Bookmarks icon in the upper left corner.
- Make sure you've returned to the top-level menu by tapping on any back arrows in the upper left corner.
- Tap the History menu.
- Tap Clear and select how much history you'd like to clear: the last hour, the last day, 48 hours' worth, or all recorded history.
How to view and clear your browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad