Updating Web Browser Privacy Settings for Public Computers

FLLS stages all new public Internet computers with Windows Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and, if requested, Firefox web browsers. All three browsers have the ability to save login information for websites either via prompt from the browser itself or via checkbox on visited websites that require login information.

Faronics Deep Freeze is set to discard all changes to a computer when it’s rebooted.  That includes clearing passwords and history for web browsers.  However, that only happens during a reboot or when the computer has been powered down overnight.  Login information that can be saved in a web browser during regular activity in a normal business day can potentially be accessed by other patrons using the computer until it has been rebooted or powered off.

All three browsers mentioned above have settings that can be put in place to discard login and history information once the browser session has been closed.  That means that once the “X” is clicked on a browser window, all of the info that the patron accessed has been cleared.

Below are links to printable documents on how to update the browser settings for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.  The instructions apply to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers.

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