How can an abuser discover your internet activities?
Take a few minutes to read the information below and take steps to increase your safety when visiting our website.
As a rule, internet browsers will save certain things as you surf the internet. This includes images from websites visited, information entered into search engines and a trail (history) that reveals the sites you have visited. Follow the instructions below to reduce the chances of someone finding out that you have visited the Arch website.
To set up private browsing follow the steps below.
If you are using Internet Explorer: Go to – Safety – Tools – InPrivate Browsing.
If you are using Firefox: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines and select New Private Window.
If you are using Chrome: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines and select New Incognito Window.
Similar options can be found in Opera and Safari.
It’s also best to double check that nothing has been stored by taking the following the steps:
If you are using Internet Explorer: Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
On the General page, under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Cookies and then OK.
Click on Delete Files, put a tick in the box labelled 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.
If you are using Firefox: Click on Tools and then Options then click on Privacy.
Click on the Clear button next to Cache and Saved Form Information.
To delete history for Internet Explorer and Firefox hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard, then press the H key (Crtl, Alt and H for Opera). Find any entries that say www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk, right click and choose Delete.
When you delete an item in any email program (Outlook Express, Outlook, etc) it doesn’t really delete the item – it moves the item to a folder called Deleted Items. You have to delete the items in deleted items separately. Right click on items within the Deleted Items folder to delete individual items.
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National 24 hour domestic violence helpline
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