Warning! if you are worried about someone knowing you have visited this website please read this important information (This information is provided by Women's Aid Federation of England).

How can an abuser discover your internet activities?

Please take a few minutes to read the warning below and to take steps to increase your safety when using the internet and the Womens' Aid Website.

Email

If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess. If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse.

Internet history 

If an abuser knows how to read your computer's history they may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet. You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer
Pull down Tools menu, select Internet Options. On General page, under Temporary Internet Files , click on "Delete Files". Under History click on "Clear History".

Mozilla Firefox
Click the "Tools" menu, "Options", clicking the "Privacy" button, and under "History" click the "Clear" or "Clear Now" button.

Opera
Click the "File" menu, "Preferences", "History", and click "Empty now" button. In addition, users can check "Empty on exit" if they wish for this task to occur each time they exit the browser.

This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the internet, would be at a local library, a friend's house, or at work.