How to Delete Videos You Watch on the Internet

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With the massive leap in Internet connection speeds, websites hosting fully streaming videos are widely available and popular. When you watch a video clip on the Internet, traces of that session are recorded on your computer. If you want to delete the cookies, history and private information associated with the videos you watch, you can easily do so through your web browser's options menu.

Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer. You can do this easily by double-clicking the internet icon on your computer desktop.

  • Select the "Tools" menu at the top of the web browser window and click "Internet Options."

  • Click "Clear History," "Delete Files" and "Delete Cookies." Click "OK" to exit the window and finalize the process. There are now no traces of the internet videos you watched in a previous Internet session.

Apple's Safari

  • Launch Safari. Click the icon that looks a compass on your desktop to open it quickly.

  • Click the "Edit" menu at the top of the window then click "Reset Safari."

  • Check the boxes next to "History", "Cookies", and "Private Information" and click "Reset" to remove records of the Internet videos.

Mozilla Firefox

References

  • "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics (5th Edition)"; Michael Miller; 2009
  • Photo Credit Video Cassette image by Guitar75 from Fotolia.com
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