Why We Clear Our Cache Often
April 1, 2021
When you visit a website for the first time, it stores information from the site in temporary files in its cache so that when you go to the site again, your browser will load it from the cache copy aiming to speed up your overall browsing experience.
It is a good idea to clear your browser cache because it: prevents you from using old forms. protects your personal information and it also helps applications run better on your computer.
How Cache & Cookies Work
Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data. The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.
Does Clearing Browser Cache Delete Passwords?
Clearing just the cache will not get rid of any passwords, but may remove stored pages that contain information that could only be obtained by logging in.
Maximizing Speed and Performance.
If you spend a lot of time online then you may be building up a sizable cache. This may affect the speed and performance of your computer, especially if you are low on hard drive capacity anyway. Clearing the cache frees up some space and may just speed things back up again.