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Here's how to turn on private browsing and/or clear your browser's history:

Internet Explorer
Private Browsing:
  1. Pull down Tools menu, select "InPrivate Browsing"
  2. Visit www.standingfirmswpa.org in the new "InPrivate Browsing" window.
Clear History:
  1. Pull down Tools menu, select "Delete Browsing History"
Mozilla Firefox
Private Browsing:
  1. Pull down Tools menu, select "Start Private Browsing"
  2. After you are finished looking at STANDING FIRM's website, pull down Tools menu and select "Stop Private Browsing"
Clear History:
  1. Pull down Tools menu, select "Clear Recent History"
Google Chrome
Private Browsing:
  1. Click "Ctrl + Shift + N" to open a "New Incognito Window" OR click on the wrench icon at the top right of the window and select "New Incognito Window"
Clear History:
  1. Click the wrench at the top right of the window
  2. Click History
  3. Click the box to the left of "STANDING FIRM" and click "Remove selected items" to only delete your history of visiting STANDING FIRM's website.
  4. OR click "Clear all browsing data" to delete your entire internet browsing history
AOL
  1. Pull down Members menu, select "Preferences."
  2. Click on WWW icon.
  3. Select "Advanced."
  4. Click "Purge Cache."
Netscape
  1. Pull down Edit menu.
  2. In the menu that drops down, click on "Preferences."
  3. Click on Navigator and choose "Clear History."
  4. Click on Advanced then select "Cache."
  5. Click on "Clear Disk Cache."

If you believe that someone may be monitoring your Internet activity, try using a friend's computer, or one at the public library to avoid leaving a trail of visited Internet websites.

Special thanks to the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh for the use of this information.