Your browsing history is the information that Internet Explorer remembers and stores on a PC as your browse the web. This includes info you've entered into forms, passwords, and sites you've visited, and it helps make your browsing experience better. If you're using a shared or public PC, you might not want to Internet Explorer to remember your browsing data.
By viewing your browsing history, you can choose to delete specific sites, or return to a webpage that you've already visited.
Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
Tap or click the History tab, and choose how you want to view your history by selecting a filter from the drop down menu:
View By Date shows your last three weeks of history in chronological order.
View By Site shows a list of sites you visited in the last three weeks, but not the dates of your visits.
View By Most Visited shows your most visited sites in the last three weeks.
View By Order Visited Today shows only sites you visited today.
To delete specific sites, press and hold (or right-click) a site from any of these lists, and then tap or click Delete. Or, return to a page by tapping or clicking any site in the list.
Regularly deleting your browsing history helps protect your privacy, especially if you're using a shared or public PC.
On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
Tap or click Options, and under History, tap or click Select.
Select the Browsing history check box, and any other types of data you want to remove, and then tap or click Delete.
Under Browsing history, tap or click Delete.
Select the types of data you want to remove from your PC, and then tap or click Delete.
You can set Internet Explorer to delete your history each time you close a browsing session.
Under Browsing history, select the Delete browsing history on exit check box, and then tap or click OK.
The list of sites you've visited.
Cached images and temporary Internet files
Copies of pages, images, and other media content stored on your PC. The browser uses these copies to load content faster the next time you visit those sites.
Info that sites store on your PC to remember your preferences, such as sign-in info or your location.
Learn more about cookies
The list of files you've downloaded from the web. This only deletes the list, not the actual files that you've downloaded.
Learn more about downloads
Saved form data
Info that you've entered into forms, such as your email or a shipping address.
Learn more about forms
Passwords that you've saved for sites.
Learn more about password saving
Tracking Protection, ActiveX Filtering, and Do Not Track data
Websites you've excluded from ActiveX Filtering, and data that the browser uses to detect tracking activity.
Learn more about ActiveX Filtering
Learn more about Tracking Protection
Learn more about Do Not Track
The list of sites that you've saved as favorites. Don't delete favorites if you only want to remove individual sites—this will delete all of your saved sites.
Learn more about favorites
Click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar to open Internet Explorer.
Under Browsing history, click Delete.
Select the types of data you want to remove from your PC, and then click Delete.
You also can set Internet Explorer to delete your history each time you close a browsing session.
Under Browsing history, select the Delete browsing history on exit check box, and then click OK.
Temporary Internet files and website files
Cookies and website data
Tracking Protection, ActiveX Filtering, and Do Not Track