Ways to stay safe online

It can be easy for someone to see what you’re doing online, especially if you’re using a home computer.

You can make it more difficult for them by taking some precautions.

If you think your devices or internet search activities are being monitored, try to use a device that is not being monitored. That should be a device that the person does not or has not had physical or remote access to. This is the safest thing to do if you do not want someone to know that you’re visiting certain websites.

Cover your tracks online

Every time you use the internet, your browser stores a record of where you’ve been online with:

Deleting your internet browsing history

You can improve your safety by deleting your internet browsing history. But you need to be careful because:

Try to only remove information about the websites you want to keep private. You can find out how to do that on:

Browsing in private

You can also look at a website without information like cookies being stored by using the private browsing setting in your browser. Go to the menu, click on ‘File’ and choose: