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How to Browse More Securely

When browsing the internet, usernames and passwords are required to access private areas.  Web browsers will often prompt the user to save these passwords.  Once a password is saved, it will automatically appear on the login page and only a single click is required to log in.  Anyone with access to the login will have access to these secure websites. Instructions for disabling saved passwords are provided below.

When browsing the internet, a small amount of text containing some information, as defined by websites that you visit, is saved.  This is called a cookie, and it is designed to aid in your browsing.  Clearing cookies is optional, but please be aware that cookies can be benign and/or malicious.

Disable Saving Passwords

Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools and then Internet Options…


  • Click on the Content tab and then AutoComplete…


  • Uncheck User names and passwords on forms


  • Click OK

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Click on Tools and then Options…


  • For older versions – Select Privacy, click on Saved Passwords, and uncheck Remember Passwords


  • For newer versions – Select Security and uncheck both fields for Remember passwords for sites and Use a master password


  • Click OK


  • Click on the Chrome menu Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in upper right hand corner)
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page
  • Under Passwords and forms, uncheck both Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click and Offer to save your web passwords
  • You can delete saved information by clicking on either Manage Autofill settings or Manage passwords


More browsers to be listed later.