moderated Re: clearing cash/cookies


JM Casey
 

Sure they do.

 

It might become necessary to clear cookies or cache (two different things) if certain websites start behaving oddly. Cache makes load times quicker by pulling up stuff that’s already stored in, well, the browser’s cache. Cookies store data for/about your use of various websites. Theyr’e simple text fiels and nothing more, but sites all over the internet use them.

You can accumulate a huge amount of these cookies on your system – we’re talking in the thousands.

So, it’s just good practice to remove them every so often. You will lose some information, potentially, like login data if you have opted to stay logged in to certain websites. So, make sure you have all your passwords stored safely.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: October 5, 2021 03:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: clearing cash/cookies

 

So why is it necessary to clear cash/cookies? Don’t browsers have their own privacy settings?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: October 5, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: clearing cash/cookies

 

I routinely clear browser cache on a routine basis, but seldom clear anything but individual cookies.

Utilities such as BleachBit and System Ninja both make this easy and painless, and for all (or at least most, they handle all the commonly used) browsers in one fell swoop.  The thing is, you need to have the browser closed, but that's easily done.

And, for some reason, when it comes to Chrome specifically, either one of those utilities is much faster than Chrome's own history clearing for cache when "all time" (which is what I want in every case) is selected.
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