How can I cover my tracks on the Internet?
When surfing the Internet, traces are inevitably left behind. However, there are a few tricks that enable safe and largely trace-free surfing. The following tips can help you to surf the Internet safely and leave as few traces as possible.
Anonymous surfing / incognito mode / private mode
All web browsers offer an incognito mode. In this mode, the websites visited are not saved and significantly fewer cookies are set. The procedure varies depending on the browser.
Tools → InPrivate Browsing
Menu → Private Window
Google Chrome customize and set → New incognito window
File → New private window
More → New InPrivate Window
Use secure passwords
A secure password consists of several letters, numbers and special characters. Special characters such as the exclamation mark in particular improve security enormously.
Delete cookies regularly
Cookies store your data in the web browser you use. It is therefore recommended that you delete them regularly (at least once a month). Deleting cookies is done differently depending on the browser.
Tools and Internet Options → Delete All
History → Delete most recent history → Select time span → Check the box next to the search terms & form data entered → Ok
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History → Delete browser data → Select time span → Check the box next to Cookies and other website data → Delete data
History → Clear history
Settings → Safari → Clear history and website data
Three-point menu: History → Clear browser data → Total time → Clear data.