How do I clear my cookies and browsing history in my internet browser?

Your internet browser will store various temporary files in the form of cookies and cached content, which can report your real information to websites you visit online. You can manually clear these from your browser, to remove any unwanted information from before the VPN service is activated on your device, from being transmitted to services that you visit online. Below are instructions on how to do so for the most popular internet browsers.


Firefox:

  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History 
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything 
  3. Under "Details", click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items. 
  4. Click Clear Now 
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser

Google Chrome:

  1. Go to Settings -> Settings
  2. On the Settings tab, click "Show Advanced"
  3. Click "Clear Browsing Data"
  4. In the drop-down menu, choose "the beginning of time"
  5. Select the following options:

Browsing history
Download history
Cookies and other site and plugin data
Cached images and files
Autofill form data
Hosted appp data
Content licenses

  1. Click "Clear browsing data"

Opera

  1. Go to the Opera menu -> More tools -> Clear browsing data
  2. In the drop-down menu, choose "the beginning of time"
  3. Select the following options:

Browsing history
Download history
Delete cookies and other site data
Empty the cache
Clear saved Autofill form data

  1. Click "Clear browsing data"

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Tools -> Internet Options
  2. On the General tab, under "Browsing history", click  "Delete..."
  3. Disable the option "Preserve Favorites website data"
  4. Select the following options:

Temporary Internet Files
Cookies
History
Form data
InPrivate Filtering data

  1. Click the "Delete" button

Safari:

  1. Click Safari in the upper left hand side of your screen. In the menu that appears, click Preferences.
  2. In the window that appears, click the Privacy tab. Click the button Remove All Website Data
  3. Click Remove Now in the pop up window that appears.
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