When you visit any website a cookie and cache file is stored in the cache on your computer. There are 3 good reasons to clear your computer of cache of the cache & cookies.
The information stored in the cookie is about you, your password and user name for faster sign in when you return to their website. It also contains information about the browser you’re using, the type of device you are using, the time and date of your visit and what ever else the website developer decided is useful for tracking you.
The information in the stored information cache is about the website you visited. Java script, photo’s, files that make their web page load slow are stored in the cache so the next time you visit it can load faster because their website information is already stored on your computer. Not ALL of the website information but a fair amount of information. This cache file can identify you as the same person that was there on another day or time.
- Clean your cache & cookie file for a faster computer. If you find your computer is working slower than usual, it may be these files in the cache, cookies file or a combination of them both clogging up your computers memory with redundant, trash and information from some websites you’ll never visit again. When there is a lot of files trying access your computers available memory it slows your system down.
- Clean your cache & cookies when they are old and stale. The information in these files can become outdated quickly. When you clear the cache & cookies from your computer a new one will be set by the websites you visit.
- Clean your cache & cookies to wipe away that you visited previously. This is one of the most important reasons why I regularly clear my cache & cookies. There are some websites that will direct you to a different page, or different pricing, if they recognize you are a repeat visitor. They determine if your a repeat visitor through the cookie file they set on your computer. Travel and vacation websites appear to be the most common perpetrators of price switching. You visit a site, look up the price of a vacation you’re looking forward to and the next visit the price is higher. No, you didn’t read it wrong. The price was jacked up because your showing the website your a repeat visitor which means you are seriously thinking about this vacation and they want to cash in on what they have learned about you.
Clear your cache & cookies bi-monthly or at least monthly depending on your browsing habits. More browsing = clear more often.