How to Delete Ask.com History

by Veronica Summers

Ask.com is a question-and-answer website as well as a search engine. For privacy reasons you can specify that Ask.com will immediately delete your search history from its servers using the AskEraser option. AskEraser deletes your search history, and also prevents any third-party advertising cookies from being placed on your computer.

1

Navigate to Ask.com, then click the AskEraser link at the bottom of the page in the site footer. Ask.com will open the AskEraser page.

2

Click the "Turn On AskEraser" button.

3

Verify that AskEraser is turned on by clicking your Brower's back button to return to the Ask.com home page. Then look for the AskEraser link in the footer. Your history is no longer being saved if the AskEraser link states "On" in bold type.

Warning

  • close Ask.com sends your search activity to third-party partners, such as weather and stock-quote sites, that provide you with specific search results. Using AskEraser will not disable the sending of your search results to these third parties. However, the Ask.com privacy policy prevents third parties from identifying you personally via your searches.

About the Author

Veronica Summers is an Internet pioneer, creating websites for Fortune 500 companies since 1994. In over 15 years of writing for the Web, she has received awards for explaining complex topics in an easy-to-read manner. Summers holds a Bachelor of Science in technical writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She writes computer- and travel-related articles online.

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