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Private Browsing (How to use)

There are some pages on this website that offer information and advice about sensitive areas that you may not want others to know you have viewed. This page gives a rough guide on how to view our website (and the internet in general) privately, without it appearing in your browser's history.

Incognito Browsing Icon ClearDesktop Internet Browsers

These are browsers found on desktop computers and laptops and include: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

To use private viewing on Internet Explorer or Firefox, open the browser then press 'Ctrl, Shift and P' (at the same time) on your keyboard.

To use this feature in Google Chrome or Safari, again, open the browser, but this time press 'Ctrl, Shift and N' (at the same time) on your keyboard.

You can then use the internet in the same way you usually would, but this way of browsing means the pages you view will not be stored in your browser history and will go untraced.

To instantly close the web page you are viewing, use the shortcut 'Ctrl and W' (at the same time).

Apps (Phones and Tablets)

To view the internet on your phone you will likely use an app such as Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox.

To use private browsing in Google Chrome or Firefox, select the 'menu' option (3 dots in the top right of the screen), then select 'New Incognito Tab' or 'New Private Tab' and browse as usual.

If you are using Safari, you will need to select the 'tabs icon' (the two overlapping squares in the bottom right corner), select the 'Private' option, then continue browsing.

Again, using private mode on these apps will prevent the app storing your browsing history.

All internet browsers and apps have the option to delete and modify your browsing history. This is usually found in the settings or menu areas of your browser/app.