USING THE INTERNET SAFELY
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It is important that you are as safe as possible while accessing information and support on the Internet. If you do not want your partner/ex-partner to know that you visited the Everyman Project website please read the following information which will help you to increase your safety when using the Internet.
If your partner/ex-partner or the person you are experiencing abuse from, has access to your computer, and knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics) he may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet.
Be aware that these will not totally guarantee safety from someone wishing to spy on your activities. The information below is for guidance only and may not completely cover your tracks. If you want to be completely sure of not being tracked online, the safest way would be to access the internet at a local library, a friend's house or at work.
Clearing Your Computer's History:
- Click on Tools from the drop-down menus across the top-left of the browser window.
- Select Internet Options
- In the Temporary Internet Files section, choose Delete Files. Make sure that the Delete all offline content box is checked and press OK. This deletes all cookies and stored graphics.
- If you have Explorer version 6.0, press Delete Cookies. When the window appears, press OK. If you have Explorer 5.5 or an earlier version you will not have this button.
- In the History section and press the Clear History button. When the window appears, press Yes.
- Close the browser.
- Click on Edit from the drop-down menus across the top-left of the browser window.
- Select Preferences
- Select Navigator button under the Category listing
- Select History listing and click Clear History
- Click on the Advanced button under Category
- Click Cache and when the window appears, click Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache. Close the window.
- Select the Privacy & Security button under the Category listing
- Select the Cookies listing and click the View Stored Cookies button
- Click the Remove All Cookies button
If you are using a different type of browser (such as AOL) you will need to consult with either an operating manual or with the software company for directions.
Alternatively if you go to www.refuge.org.uk and click on View this site in confidence and Find out how to remove details of your use, which will identify your browser and give you the appropriate instructions.
Your partner may notice if the address history on the PC has been cleared, and this may raise suspicion. The safest way to use the Internet would be to use a computer at a local library, a friend's house or at work.
For more information about the Partner Support Programme please phone 0207 263 8894 or email email@example.com
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