About Your Safety When Using this Site
WARNING! You may not want others who may have access to this computer to know that you have been visiting the court website. We are providing you with some informatiuon about how to remove information about your visit.
Your safety is important to us. While we want to collect information to find out if our site is helping people, we have taken every step possible to make sure that using this site does not cause problems for anyone. If you want to be sure that no one can see what pages you have looked at, you must do two things:
- The most important area to clear is the web history in your browser, which lists the sites you have been to. This is very easy and should be done every time you go online for sensitive information.To learn how to clear your browser history, see the Clear Browser History section below. Deleting this history will not hurt your computer in any way, but someone using your computer may be able to tell that the history has been cleared. If someone asks you why you 'cleared the history', you can tell him/her that you did it to make the computer run better because these files take up space.
To make sure there are no 'leftovers' on your computer, shut down or restart your computer when you are done.
Clear Browser History
- On your IE toolbar, go to the Tools menu and pick Internet Options
- On the window that pops up, look at the history section.
- Click the 'Clear History' button.
- You might be asked if you really want to delete these files. Click Yes.
This will clear the entire history in the browser. You can also delete just a couple of sites from your history. This is a little more complicated, but makes it less obvious you cleared your history:
- On the main toolbar in your IE window, click the 'History' button.
- A new frame will open in the browser window on the left.
- Click on the day you want to clean up. All sites visited on that day will be listed for you.
- Right-click on the site(s) you want to erase and select 'delete'. Or, you can highlight the name(s) of the site and use the 'delete' key on your keyboard.
- Close the history by clicking the 'x' in the upper right of the new frame.
- Close your browser.
Clear Cache and Delete Cookies
Internet Explorer (IE) or AOL on Microsoft Windows (PC):
- Click on the "Start" button.
- Select "Settings" and click on "Control Panel".
- Double-click on the Internet (or Internet Options) and select the "General" tab.
- Click on the "Settings" button in the Temporary Internet Files section and choose "View Files".
- Click on "Edit" and select "Select All".
- Press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. You might be asked if you want to delete your cookies. If so, click "Yes".
Netscape on Microsoft Windows (PC) or Macintosh (Mac):
- Open Netscape and select the "Edit" pull down menu.
- Select "Preferences".
- Click on "Advanced" on the left hand side of the screen and then "Cache". You will see an option to clear your disk and memory cache. It is best to clear both types of cache.
- You may also need to locate the folder on your hard drive named "Cookies" or "Magic Cookies" and delete the cookies that are stored here.
Internet Explorer (IE) on a Macintosh (Mac):
- Click on "Explorer" or "Edit" at the top of your screen.
- Click on "Preferences".
- Under Web Browser Preferences select "Advanced".
- Click on the "Empty Now" button on the right.
- Under Receiving Files Preferences click on "Cookies".
- Click on the "Delete" button to the right.
- Click "OK".
AOL on a Macintosh (Mac):
- Click "My AOL" at the top of your browser.
- Select "Preferences".
- Click the "WWW" icon on the left hand side.
- On the right hand side, click "Empty Cache Now".
- Click the "Advanced Settings" button on the right. A new window will open.
- Under "Receiving" click "Cookies".
- Highlight all files and press "Delete" on your keyboard.