How to Hide Websites You Are Visiting

By C. Taylor

There are two concerns when you need to hide the websites you are visiting. The first concern is the data stored in your browser's history when you visit the sensitive sites. Deleting the browser history resolves this issue. The second concern is concealing future visits to the site. For this concern, most modern browsers offers a private browsing mode which does not store information. All major browsers use a similar system for both issues.

Delete History

Step 1

Open your Internet browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Step 2

Hold the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys and press "Delete" to open the Delete History window.

Step 3

Check the box next to your browsing and download histories, cookies, temporary Internet files and cache.

Step 4

Click the top drop-down menu and select "Everything" in Firefox or "The Beginning of Time" in Chrome. Ignore this step for Internet Explorer.

Step 5

Click "Clear" or "Delete."

Private Browsing Mode

Step 1

Open your Internet browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, if it is not already open.

Step 2

Hold the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys and press "P" to initiate private browsing mode. In Chrome, hold the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys and press "N." In Firefox, also click "Start Private Browsing" in the confirmation window. In Chrome and Internet Explorer, a new tab opens immediately.

Step 3

Type the website you wish to discretely visit in the new, private window's address bar and press "Enter."