Safari 8 (Yosemite): Clear your browsing history

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Clear your browsing history
Clear your Safari browsing history

You can remove all records that Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you choose. If your Mac and your other devices have the iCloud Safari feature turned on, your browsing history is removed from all of them. Clearing your browsing history in Safari doesn’t clear any browsing histories kept independently by websites you visited.

Choose History > Clear History and Website Data, then click the pop-up menu and choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared.

When you clear your history, Safari removes data it saves as a result of your browsing, including:

  • History of webpages you visited

  • The back and forward list for open webpages

  • Top Sites that aren’t marked as permanent

  • Frequently visited site list

  • Cookies and website data saved while visiting webpages

  • Recent searches

  • Icons for open webpages

  • Snapshots saved for open webpages

  • List of items you downloaded (downloaded files aren’t removed)

  • Websites added for Quick Website Search

  • Websites that asked to use your location

  • Websites that asked to send you notifications

  • Websites with plug-in content you started by clicking a Safari Power Saver notice

  • Responses to requests to let websites use WebGL

Published Date: Sep 15, 2017
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