Your internet history is a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can be helpful for going back and finding websites that you came across but maybe didn’t bookmark or take note of at the time. On the other hand, it provides a trail for anyone who can get access to your computer, to see what websites you’ve been visiting.
If your computer is used by anyone else that you wouldn’t want to see your browsing history, you should make sure you clear your history regularly, or don’t even keep one.
Any of the common internet browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc. – let you adjust your security settings to delete your history or stop keeping it entirely.
You can also get software that will clear your history – as well as cookies and other internet files – on a schedule that you set.
This could be daily, every time you shut down the computer, as soon as you exit your browser software or almost any other schedule you want.
Keeping the history clear will help to keep your browsing habits private, and is one less thing that an identity thief can use to build a profile on you.