Your browser stores a lot of your information: websites you’ve visited, your passwords, browsing history, data you’ve downloaded, and more. This data accumulates on your PC over time and slows down your computer. It’s always a good idea to clear your browser’s cache, cookies and history regularly. It cleans up some space on your PC, protects your personal information, as well as deletes unnecessary data and improves the performance of your computer.
What are cookies, cache and history?
You may have seen cookie pop-ups asking you to accept cookies when you visit websites. While you may often blindly accept these instructions and quickly move on to the next task, these cookies are files created by websites you visit. They identify and track files that simplify your online experience by saving information when you browse or revisit a site.
Browser cache remembers parts of pages, such as images, to help the browser load webpages faster on your next visit.
Your browsing history is a list of websites you’ve visited in the past. If you want to keep them private, you can clear your history. This will help you keep your personal information safe.
Let’s take a look at how to delete your browser’s cache, cookies and history.
On Google Chrome
Open Chrome on your PC and click on the three-dot button in the upper right corner.
select More tools And Clear browsing data,
Check all these boxes: Browsing History, Download History, Cookies and Other Site Data.
Can also go up Basic settings Click to check again time range drop-down menu. You can choose one according to your preference, but in terms of clearing your cache, choose Always,
Finally, click on Erase information button
- If you are using Safari, then go to the top menu and select History , Clear history,
- Now select the period you want to clear and click on it Clear history,
- All your browsing history and cache will be deleted.
On Mozilla Firefox
- For Firefox, click on Hamburger menu in the upper right corner.
- then select Privacy and Security Options in the left panel. And then scroll down Cookies and Site Data,
- Check the box that says Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closedand click on Erase information,
Once you’ve cleared your browser’s cache, cookies, and history, you’ll have to log back into the sites you use, which may be annoying, but doing so will boost your computer’s performance so it’s worth the effort. .