Covering your tracks online is important, especially if you are concerned that someone finds out you have visited our website or contacted us for support. Most internet browsers (Google, Chrome, Safari, Yahoo, Mozilla etc) will save certain information building up a "history" of all your online activities including browsing websites/images and making word searches.
WARNING: There is no way to ensure all your online movements are covered. The following information can help to cover your tracks but the only way to truly ensure no one else is accessing your information is to use a different computer. You could use a friend's computer who you trust, a library, internet café or a work computer.
Use the LEAVE THIS SITE button on our website
The green LEAVE THIS SITE button on the top right hand side of our website will quickly hide the page your are browsing but you will still need to delete your history and activate Private Browsing to fully cover your tracks.
Please click on the information below for tips on covering your tracks online, when you visit our website, contact us via email or when you use social media.
Before emailing us or anyone about your situation or if you want your abuser not to know who you're emailing, ensure you are in a safe position to receive a response. The best way to ensure that no one can access your emails is to set up a brand new email account in a different name and keep details secret. Read more
Private Browsing stops websites from saving data about you. Your history will also be deleted with Private Browsing when you close the window. You can activate Private Browsing in the tools bar when opening a new window. Remember to only browse in this private window and close the window when finished. Read more
Abusers use passwords to access all your online activity, either because they know your password or because they've guessed it. To protect your password Read more
Spyware is malicious software that anyone who has access to your phone can install cheaply and easily on your computer without you knowing. Read more
Social media networks (eg Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc) are not secure and your friends can easily, and unknowingly, share information about you that can help an abuser track you down. Everything you and others post can be a trigger to an abuser. Read more