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The best way to protect yourself is to use a computer your abuser cannot access!
Access a computer at a friend's house or at the library. Use any computer that your abuser cannot access.
WEB SAFETY GUIDELINES
If you bookmark this or any other site about domestic violence, the fact that you've been seeking information or help may be discovered by someone you prefer didn't know. So as a safeguard, you may either want to 1) access this site from somewhere other than home; or 2) clear all cache, cookies and history files from your web browser.
See the helpful information below and follow the instructions for eliminating traces of your visit to this website.
The browser you are currently using is Internet Explorer 7 / 8.
COOKIES AND CACHE
Temporary Internet files, or cache, contain a "travel record" of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the web, including images, sounds, web pages, even cookies. Cookies are cryptic bookmarks that a website can place on your computer to acknowledge your prior visit, authenticate your access or let you continue surfing a site from where you last left off. They can leave a trail of evidence of where you have been on the web. So if you visit a website on domestic violence and a cookie is created, others can trace your trail and discover where you've been.
Enable InPrivate browsing for Internet Explorer 8, which allows for completely anonymous browsing sessions.
Clear the cache for Internet Explorer 7
Clear cookies for Internet Explorer 7