How to?

Hide this site

On the right hand side of the screen, there will be a 'Hide site' button. This can be clicked on at any time and will replace this website with Google homepage. 

If you are worried about someone knowing you have visited this website, then please read this warning. It tells you how to take steps to increase your safety when using the internet.

As you surf the internet, your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) will save certain information such as which sites you have visited, files you’ve downloaded, and images you’ve viewed.

If you are worried that someone may have access to your computer you can cover your tracks by taking a few simple precautions outlined below.


The information below may not completely hide your tracks. If you have any doubts, you might prefer to use a friend’s computer, a work computer or visit a local library or internet cafe.

Deleting cookies, files and internet history

If you know what browser you are using, then skip to the relevant instructions below. If you don’t know the type of browser you are using, click Help on the toolbar at the top of the browser screen. A drop-down menu will appear, the last entry will say About Internet Explorer, About Mozilla Firefox or something similar. The entry refers to which browser type you are using. You should then refer to the relevant instructions below.

Internet Explorer 6.0

  • click the Tools drop-down menu and select Internet Options
  • on the General tab under Temporary Internet Files
  • click Delete Cookies
  • click Delete Files
  • under History click Delete History
  • on the Content tab under Personal Information click AutoComplete
  • click Clear Forms and then click OK
  • click OK again to close Internet Options and save your changes

Internet Explorer 7.0

  • click Tools drop-down menu and select Internet Options
  • under Browsing History click Delete
  • delete browsing history by clicking each delete button as required or click the Delete All button
  • click Close and then Click OK to confirm the deletion


  • click the Tools drop-down menu and select Delete Browsing History
  • click each delete button in turn as required or click Delete All
  • click Close to confirm

Mozilla Firefox/Netscape

  • click the Tools drop-down menu and select Options
  • click on the Privacy option
  • under Private Data click Clear Now
  • place a tick in all the options available and click Clear Private Data Now
  • click OK to confirm
  • alternatively select ctrl+shift+delete on your keyboard, tick all the items available and click Clear Private Data Now.


  • click the Tools drop-down menu and select Preferences
  • click the Advanced tab and select History on the left hand menu
  • click the Clear and Empty Now buttons
  • select Cookies from the left hand menu
  • click Manage cookies
  • select any entries on the list you want to delete and click Delete
  • click Close when you have finished deleting all the entries you want to
  • click OK to close Preferences

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