If you are concerned that someone else may come into the room while you are visiting this site, and you do not want them to see what you are looking at, the quickest way to hide the site is usually just to close the browser tab or window. It might be a good idea to remind yourself now of the keyboard command used to do this on your computer:
Windows: 'ALT' key and 'F4'
Apple Macintosh: 'Apple' key and 'W'
You could also open another browser window and leave it open at another website, placing it behind the window you are currently using (this site). This way, if you have to quickly close the main window, you will not be left looking at a blank screen. If your browser has tabs, then all you need to do is make sure you have at least one other website open in a separate tab.
Use Private Browsing
If your web browser supports Private Browsing, you should use it. This means that, once you have closed the browser, no history of your browsing session will be kept, and generally no cookies or temporary internet files either.
After visiting our website
To protect your safety and privacy you should clear Internet History after visiting our site - even if you have been using Private Browsing. While browsing the internet, information about all the sites that you visited is stored on your computer, as is every search string you entered in search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN), information you entered on websites and more. You can delete this information from your computer by following the steps described in the links below.
Please note: By other means, it is still possible for someone to work out which sites you have visited. We recommend that it is safest to access this site from a safe place; such as a library, Internet cafe or a friend's house.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: To clear history - from the Tools menu, select Internet options, and then the Delete button in the middle of the General tab. More information from Microsoft on clearing browsing history; and private browsing in the latest version IE8 only, called 'InPrivate' browsing
- Mozilla Firefox: Use the Tools menu options: Start private browsing, Clear recent history. Also check Firefox's help and guideline section on clearing history and private browsing.
- Safari: Please visit Apple's Safari help and guideline section here.
- Google Chrome: Private Browsing is called 'Incognito mode'. To clear history use the option to 'Clear browsing data'. Both of these can be found via the Spanner icon on the right hand side of the toolbar, as is the Help menu where you can find more information.
If you want read more about clearing your internet history, a good place to start is Computerhope.com. Also, web browsers come in many versions, and are updated all the time, so it is best to check your browsers's help section as well.