Browsing the Web

The Internet Explorer 8 web browser is among the world's most popular browsers. Learn how to browse the web with it here.

History features

Like all browsers, Internet Explorer saves your browsing history, which includes details and cookies from the sites you visit. You can search your history to find a previously viewed page or delete your history for the sake of privacy.

Accessing History Accessing History
Browsing History Options Browsing History Options
Search History Search History Option

Delete browsing history

There may be times when you want to delete your browsing history for safety or privacy reasons. Perhaps you do not want others to view the pages you have browsed on your computer.

  1. Click the Safety command, then select Delete Browsing History from the drop-down menu.


    Screenshot of IE8Delete Browsing History
  2. The Delete Browsing History dialog box will appear.
  3. Review and select the options you wish to delete from your browsing history. The most common are Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, and History. Internet Explorer 8 allows you to preserve the files and cookies from your Favorites sites while deleting those you do not want.
Delete Browsing History Options Delete Browsing History Window

You can go to the Tools command and select Internet Options to access Browsing history. From here, you can select Settings to customize options for your browsing history, including what details to record and how often to delete the history.

Browsing History Settings Browsing History Settings