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Internet History

What Does Internet History Mean?

Internet history is a term for a tool or resource in a Web browser that keeps track of sites and pages that a user visits. Through tabulating URLs, Internet history facilitates a quick reference or lookup of previously visited pages.


Internet history is also known as browser history.

Techopedia Explains Internet History

Every Internet history is set up a bit differently, but there are some conventions for Internet history tools in browsers. Most of them open from a drop-down menu and present a sidebar with chronological URLs. Many of them also offer tools for cleaning or “wiping” Internet history. Here, users can choose to erase part or all of the tabulated list of URLs. They can often also choose to erase cookies, favorites, bookmarks and other items related to Web browsing.


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