Modern browsers have the function of viewing the web page history of sites you’ve been visiting, which in some cases is convenient for users. You can return to the required website, which was opened on the selected day and time. However, there are many situations where it is necessary to maintain the confidentiality of your actions on the Internet.
The Firefox browser gives users control over personal data, such as browsing history, passwords, cookies, and more. For convenience, you can store this data in a browser, but you can also delete it at any time if you wish.
If you want your browsing history to be kept confidential, you need to read the instructions for deleting history from the Firefox browser.
Instructions for Cleaning Firefox Browser from the History and Components
1. Open the Firefox browser and then the menu
2. To continue, select Settings.
3. In the tab that opens, select the Privacy and Security item and go to the History section
4. Open the Firefox will: option and select one of the three possible options.
5. Next, click on the item titled Clear History and in the Clear All History dialog box that opens, select the required time interval for deleting the history.
6. The following section presents the saved components. These include cookies, cache, offline website data, site settings, browsing and download history, and form and search history. Check the box next to the components from this list that you want to remove.
7. Click on the Clear Now button. After that, the search history and the selected components will be deleted.
Cookies Removal Instructions
Cookies are text data that contains data about the web resources you visited. This data includes website visits statistics, login and password information, user preferences, individual settings, and more. If you have a need to delete cookies related only to certain websites, then follow our instructions below.
1. Open the Settings menu and select the Privacy and Security tab.
2. Find the option titled Cookies and Site Data and click on Manage Data
3. You will see a table with data about websites whose data is stored in a browser. If you wish, you can easily remove them all at once. In order to delete cookies on individual websites, simply select them. You can simultaneously select the required amount by holding the Ctrl key.
4. Once you mark the desired websites, click on the Remove Selected button.
5. In order for the changes to take effect, save the result by clicking Save Changes.
Features that Use Custom Settings for History Offers
Thanks to the Use Custom Settings for History parameter, Firefox can change a number of settings that are related to history. This may be useful in practice for the average user of this browser. Using this parameter, the following functions will become available to you:
– If you want Firefox to use only Private Browsing mode each time, select Always use private browsing mode.
– For the browser to keep track of all downloaded files and visited websites, click Remember my browsing and download history.
– In order for Firefox to save the history of your search queries, enable the Remember search and form history option.
– If you want the browser to save cookies of all web resources, select Accept cookies from sites.
– If you want Firefox to delete your Internet traces every time you close it, select Clear history when Firefox closes.