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Deleting internet browser history and browsing in-private

If you are experiencing family or domestic violence and you are concerned that the perpetrator may find out that you have been searching the internet for help, you may be able to delete your internet browser history.

How you go about doing this will depend on which internet browser you are using.

Windows Internet Explorer 8 to 11 instructions

Mozilla Firefox instructions

Google Chrome instructions

These instructions also explain how to browse in-private in future (so that you do not create a history).

The short cut keys to delete your internet browser history are Ctrl-Shift-Delete.

The short cut keys to browse in-private are Ctrl-Shift-P.

eSafety Women (run by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner) also provides information and resources specifically to help women manage technology risk and abuse - visit eSafety Women for more information.

For information on domestic and family violence and the law in Australia, visit the Family Violence Law Help website.

In an emergency: 000

For police attendance: 131 444

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098

1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732.

Deleting internet browser history and browsing in-private  :  Last Revised: Mon Mar 18th 2019
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