Delete Browsing History

Browsing History

Delete Browsing History

Everytime we access the internet via a web browser (for example; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or FireFox), the websites we visit are all stored on a web browser. 

Browsing history is a list of web pages, and associated data, that is stored on a web browser.


Users have the option to edit or clear browser data. This can be used to delete information including web pages that have been visited, download history, passwords, and cookies.


On most browsers this information is found under:

  • Settings 
  • Tools

You can choose to delete specific things like cookies, or to clear everything.

Example: How to clear browsing data on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer on a desktop/laptop computer.

The option to do this is generally found in the Settings and Tools area of most browsers.

Delete browsing history

Example: How to clear browsing data on Google Chrome and Samsung browsers on a smartphone. This option is generally found within the settings section of the browser you choose to use.

Clear history

Note: If you are using multiple browsers and devices, clearing browsing data will only apply to the browser and device you have chosen to do this on.

Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

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