Hide Your Tracks

You might not want other people to see you’ve been looking at the Disrespect NoBody website and there are steps you can take to hide your visits. If you want to be completely anonymous, maybe you could use the internet in a safe place away from your home, e.g. at a library, a friend’s house or at school.

Hiding your tracks on a mobile device

If you are accessing the site using a mobile phone or a tablet, these are the steps that you should follow to hide your tracks.

APPLE DEVICE – IOS (SAFARI)

Deleting your history

  1. On your devices main menu, press on the settings icon.
  2. In the settings menu scroll down until you find “Safari”, press on it.
  3. Scroll down and press “Clear History and Website Data”.
  4. Press “Clear History and Data.

Private browsing

  1. Open “Safari”.
  2. Click on the icon in the bottom right corner, it should be of a page in front of another page.
  3. Press the button on the bottom left corner that says “Private” it might prompt you to keep or close your previous tabs, you make the decision.

ANDROID (Chrome)

Deleting your history

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Press the settings button on the top-right corner (Three lines).
  3. In the menu click “settings”.
  4. In the settings menu, press “privacy” in the advanced section.
  5. Press “Clear browsing data” in the top-right corner.
  6. Tick every box, and press clear.

Private browsing

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Press the settings button on the top-right corner (Three lines).
  3. In the menu press “New Incognito tab”.

NOKIA LUMIA (Internet Explorer)

Deleting your history

  1. Open “Internet Explorer”.
  2. Press the settings button (3 dots …).
  3. In the menu press “settings”.
  4. Then press “delete history”.

Private browsing

Private browsing is only available on a limited amount of Nokia Lumia devices, (devices that run Internet Explorer 11), however if your device does support private browsing, these are the steps.

  1. Open “Internet Explorer”.
  2. Press the “tab” button (one page over another).
  3. Press the 3 dots (…).
  4. In the menu press “new inPrivate tab”.

 

While you are using the site on a Desktop

If you are concerned that someone else may see you visiting this site, and you don’t want them to find out what you’re looking at, the quickest way to hide the site is to close the window.

You can even use a keyboard shortcut:

Windows: ‘ALT’ key and ‘F4’

Mac: ‘Apple’ key and ‘W’

You could also open another browser window and leave it open at another website, placing it behind the window to this site. So if you have to quickly close the main window, you will not be left looking at a blank screen.

After you have visited the site

When you use the internet, information about a site you’ve visited is stored on your computer, this is called your Internet History. You might not want other people to see you’ve been looking at the Disrespect NoBody website and there are steps you can take to hide this.

If you want to visit websites without storing any information you can use Private Browsing.

If you don’t use Private Browsing, you can keep your visits to the Disrespect NoBody website secret by deleting your Internet History, cookies and clearing the search in your toolbar.

Don’t worry, deleting these isn’t difficult – just follow the steps below:

To find out which internet browser you’re using, click on “Help” on the toolbar at the top of the screen. A drop down menu will appear, the last entry will say “About Internet Explorer”, “About Mozilla Firefox” or something similar. Click this and you will see your browser name and version number. Then follow the relevant instructions below:

GOOGLE CHROME

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the Chrome menu icon in the top right hand corner (three lines).
  3. Select ‘Tools’.
  4. Select ‘Clear browsing data’.
  5. A pop up window will appear. Choose a time range to clear from the drop down list. For example, the ‘Last Four Hours’.
  6. Tick all of the boxes.
  7. Click ‘Clear browsing data’.

FIREFOX

  1. At the top of the window click on the Firefox button and go to the “History” menu.
  2. Click on ‘Clear Recent History’. If you’re using XP: Select the “Tools” menu and click on “Clear Recent History”.
  3. A pop up window will appear. Choose a time range to clear from the drop down list. For example, the ‘Last Four Hours’.
  4. Click on ‘Clear Now’.

INTERNET EXPLORER 6

  1. When in Internet Explorer 6, go to the menu bar at the top of the page.
    Click on “Tools”.
  2. Go to the bottom of the dropdown menu and click on “Internet Options”. This will open a box with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called “General”.
  3. In the middle of this box is a section called “Temporary Internet Files”. Click on the button marked “Delete Files”.
  4. When the box pops up, tick the “Delete All Offline Content” box and then click “OK”.
  5. When your computer finishes deleting your temporary internet files, you will be back in the “General Internet Options” box.
  6. Look at the section below called “History”. Here you can click on the “Clear History” button.
  7. A dialogue box will ask you if you want to delete all items in your history folder. Click “Yes”.
  8. Click “OK” to close the “Internet Options” box.

INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND 8

  1. Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”.
  2. In the “General” page under “Browser History”, select the “Delete” button.
  3. Either select and delete each section: “Temporary Internet Files; Cookies,
  4. History”, “Form data and Passwords”.

OR

  1. Select the “Delete All” button at the bottom to clear everything.

INTERNET EXPLORER 9

  1. Click on the ‘gear’ icon in the top right hand corner and select “Internet Options”.
  2. In the “General” page under “Browser History”, select the “Delete” button.
  3. Tick each box: “Temporary Internet files”, “Cookies”, “History”, “Download History”, “Form Data”, “Passwords”, “InPrivate Filtering” data.
  4. Un-tick the ‘Preserve Favourites website data’.
  5. Select “Delete” to clear everything.

INTERNET EXPLORER 10

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the right hand side of the page to bring up a side panel. Click on the Settings icon (looks like a gear) and select “Internet Options”.
  2. Go to the Safety menu and select “Delete”.

SAFARI

Resetting Safari clears the history and cookies but also clears the downloads and removes any saved user names and passwords or other AutoFill data and clears Google/Yahoo search entries.

To do this:

  1. Go to the Safari menu at top left hand screen.
  2. Choose and click “Reset Safari”.

OPERA

Click on the menu at the top-left of the Opera window. Then click on ‘History’. Once you’ve done that, find the websites you want to delete in the list, select them, and press ‘delete’.

EMAIL

You might also be worried that someone else might have access to your emails, and may be able to read messages you’ve received and sent.

Any email you have sent will be stored in Sent Items. Go to Sent Items and delete emails you don’t want a person to see. If you started an email but didn’t finish it, it might be in your Drafts folder. Go to the Draft folder to delete it.

If you reply to any email, the original message might also be in the body of the message – delete the reply you’ve sent as well as the first email if you don’t want anyone to see any of your messages.

When you delete an item, most email programs move it to a folder called Deleted Items. To permanently remove them, you have to go to the Deleted Items folder and delete them forever.

To stay safe, it’s a good idea to choose a password that it will be difficult for someone else to guess – and change it regularly, just in case.

You could also set up a new email account. Use a provider like Outlook or Gmail for an account you can access from anywhere, and use a name that is not recognisable as you, for example bakedbeans@emailprovider.com. Keep this email secret.

 

With thanks to NSPCC, Women’s Aid and SERICC for their advice on this topic.

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