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Cover Your Tracks

WARNING: An abuser may try to track your Internet activities.

Special attention needs to be taken when visiting web sites on the internet. Information you have brought up on the internet (including our web page) may be viewed by anyone who knows how to access your computer's history or cache file.

In order to prevent this from happening, you should clear your computer's history and cache file. This can be done by accessing your internet browser settings.

Here is what to do:


Internet Explorer
1. Select "Internet Options."
2. On the General page, under Temporary Internet Files, click on "Delete Files."
3. Under History click on "Clear History."

Safari
1.    Look in the "History " tab
2.    Go to the bottom of the column.  
3.    Click on "Clear History".

Firefox
1.    Pull down the Tools menu.
2.    In the menu that drops down, click on "Privacy" tab.
3.    Click on "Clear your recent history."

Please Note:

Clearing web browser histories in this way will delete ALL histories of visited websites. If you are concerned that someone may be checking up on your Internet usage, the absence of all files and history may appear suspicious. Additionally, there are other software programs available that can track website visits.

If you believe that someone may be monitoring your Internet activity, try using a friend's computer, or one at the public library -- or call our 24 Hour Hotline at 440-357-1018 to avoid leaving a trail of visited Internet websites.