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How to clear your Firefox history

Firefox summarizes all your browsing data in the history. This includes cache, search entries, form data, downloads, cookies and history. We'll show you how to clean up your tracks by deleting Firefox history and other sensitive data.

Leave no traces in your browser: how to clear Firefox history.

Clear search history in Firefox: Many options at a glance

Search history is a personal matter. In Firefox's search history, you have the choice of deleting either individual search entries or all of them. For maximum privacy, we recommend deleting all entries. This is done as follows:
  1. Open the menu button of Firefox and select "Chronicle".
  2. There you click on the option "Delete recent chronicle".
  3. Now opens a dialog box in which you select "All" in the top selection box and under "Details" check the box "Entered search terms & form data".
  4. At this point you can directly delete other data, namely "Visited pages & Download history", "Cookies", "Cache", "Active logins" and "Website settings".
  5. Set a check mark in the desired places and click "Delete now" at the bottom.
This way you can delete your entire Firefox history in one go.

This way websites can no longer collect data from you

To turn on the "Do Not Track" feature, follow these steps:
  1. Start the browser, open the menu button at the top right and go to "Settings".
  2. Then select "Privacy & Security".
  3. Thereupon a page opens, on which you will find under "Browser Privacy" at the very bottom the entry "Send websites a "Do Not Track" information that the own activities should not be tracked".
  4. Tick there the option "Always" and close the "Settings". All changes will be saved automatically.
From now on, websites you visit won't be able to track you and the entries won't end up in your history. So your Firefox history stays outside.

By Wyne Daschofsky

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