The reports that are lodged from the Silent Witness site are kept strictly confidential. However, there are ways people may be able to get information about your report from your web browser. You can prevent this and retain your privacy and anonymity by following these steps before leaving the computer.
Clear your browser cache.
The cache in your web browser stores pages and images that you have visited so that the browser doesn't always need to reload them from the web. You should clear this to remove any information regarding your Silent Witness report.
Netscape and Mozilla: From the "Edit" menu select "Preferences". Then from the "Advanced" menu in the left hand pane of the preferences dialogue select "Cache". Click on both the "Clear Memory Cache" and "Clear Disk Cache" buttons which appear in the right hand pane.
Internet Explorer: From the "Tools" menu select "Internet Options". Then select the "General" tab on the dialogue box. Click on the "Clear History" button.
Close your browser.
Even though the cache and all associated information has now been cleared, you should also consider closing down your web browser before leaving your computer. This will clear any history information that the browser keeps to allow you to revisit pages you have browsed in this session. You can generally close the browser by selecting "Quit" from the "File" menu. Note that selecting "Close" or just clicking on the window close control in the top right hand corner will only close that window, by quitting the browser you make sure you shut it down completely.