Internet Explorer - Prevent Users from Clearing the Browsing History

September 2016

Here's how to prevent users from clearing their browsing history on Internet Explorer.


  • Administrator privileges.
  • Any version of Windows with access to the Group Policy editor.


  • Open the Run menu
  • Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  • Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer.
  • Double click Delete Browsing History.
  • Several restrictions can be enabled from this menu
    • Prevent the deletion of cookies
    • Prevent the deletion of saved passwords
    • Prevent the deletion of form data
    • ..etc

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