How to Automatically Clear History and Private Data When You Close Your Browser

Sometimes, for some reason you wish that other people do not know the history of your browser. You can set up your browser to automatically clear your history when you close the browser window.

Actually there are "private mode" in Firefox and "Incognito" in Chrome, the feature that makes the browser does not save any history after you close the browser, but we cannot control what kind of history you want to delete. Do not worry, Here is how to make the browser automatically delete the history on some of the famous browsers, but still we can customize what kind of history you want to delete:

Firefox

Click Firefox > Options

firefox - options


Click Privacy > then select "Use custom settings for history"

firefox - custom settings for history

Enable "Clear history when Firefox closes" > and then click Settings...

Clear history when Firefox closes

Select the types of history and data to be automatically deleted > then click OK

Select the types of history and data




Internet Explorer

Click gear icon > select Internet Options

internet explorer options


Enable "Delete browsing history on exit" > then click Delete...

ie - Delete browsing history on exit


Customize which types of history Internet Explorer will clear > then click Delete

internet explorer - Delete browsing history on exit


Opera

Different from Firefox and IE, opera does not have special features that can automatically remove all types of history data. However, you can make opera to erase cookies, cache data and browsing history. Follow the steps below:

Click Opera > Settings > Preferences

opera preferences 


Click Advanced > History > check on "Empty on exit"

opera - empty on exit


Click Cookies > check on "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" > Click OK

Delete new cookies when exiting Opera


Google Chrome

Like opera, chrome has no special features to delete all history data automatically when the browser window is closed, but you can still automatically delete cookies when the browser window is closed ... and if you want to delete all history data, install extension called Click&Clean. Follow these steps to set up chrome to automatically delete cookies when the window is closed :

Open Chrome menu > click Settings

chrome settings


Click "Show advanced settings"

chrome - Show advanced settings

Click Content Settings...

chrome - content settings


select "Keep local data only until I quit my browser" > then click OK

google chrome - Keep local data only until I quit my browser



Follow these steps to set up chrome to automatically delete all history data when the window is closed using Click&Clean extension:

Instal Click&Clean extension > open menu > click Options

chrome - click and clean extension


Scroll down and then check on "Delete private data when Chrome closes". You can customize which types of history data will be automatically deleted on the same window.

Delete private data when Chrome closes