The websites you visit, your passwords, browsing history, downloaded files, and much more are all stored in your browser. Your PC gets slower as a result of this data building up over time. Frequently clearing your browser’s cache, cookies, and history is a good practise. Additionally, this frees up some space on your PC, safeguards your personal data, removes extraneous files, and enhances computer performance.
Cookies, cache, and history are what exactly?
When visiting websites, you may have noticed cookie pop-ups requesting your consent to receive cookies. Although you might frequently just accept these requests at face value and move on to the next job, these cookies are actually records made by the websites you visit. They recognise and keep track of the files that, by preserving data as you browse or return to a website, facilitate your online experience.
To make a webpage load faster on your subsequent visit, the browser cache saves portions of pages, such as graphics.
Your surfing history is a list of the websites you have previously visited. You can erase your history if you want to keep certain details secret. You can protect your personal information by doing this.
Let’s look at how to clear the cache, cookies, and history from your browser.
Within Google Chrome
1. Launch Chrome on your computer and select the three dots in the top right corner.
2. Choose further tools and clear browsing history.
3. Check the boxes next to Download History, Browsing History, Cookies, and Other Site Data.
4. You can also visit Basic Settings, select the time range drop-down menu, and double-check your settings there. You can select the option of your choice, but if you want to clear your cache, select All time.
5. In the final step, press the Clear data button.
1. If you’re using Safari, choose History > Clear History from the top menu.
2. Next, choose the time frame you wish to delete and press the Clear History button.
3. Your entire browsing cache and history will be removed.
Within Mozilla Firefox
1. In the top right corner of Firefox, select the hamburger menu.
2. After that, choose Privacy and Security on the left column. Scroll down to Cookies and Site Data after that.
3. Select Clear Data, then check the box next to Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed.
While logging back into your favourite websites after clearing your browser’s cache, cookies, and history may be a bother, doing so will improve your computer’s efficiency, which may make it worthwhile.