Caches and cookies, in simple terms, are a way for your PC to remember information from the websites you visit. Cookies store information such as user preferences, usernames, passwords, etc. Caches, on the other hand, store useful website content like images, videos, etc.
In fact, keeping a log of this data is what makes your browsing experience faster in the first place. However, in some cases, this can lead to problems. And that’s where deleting them can help. Here’s how you can get started.
How to Clear Caches and Cookies on Chrome
When you clear the caches and cookies stored on Chrome, you may experience a slight drop in your browser speed. But that’s not a problem because you can fix these problems as long as you use your browser.
To access screenshots and cookies on Chrome, you must first head to Chrome’s settings. Here’s how:
- Launch the Chrome browser and select the Settings menu (the three dots) in the upper right corner.
- From there, select More tools and click on Clear browsing data…
- On the Basic tab, check the box to Cookies and cachingchoose one Time interval and click on Erase data.
That’s it — your caches and cookies will be cleared in seconds. And, if you like to go further, click on the Advanced and you can also clear a bunch of other stuff — passwords, browsing history, autofill data, and more.
Clear caches and cookies on Google Chrome
Clearing browser caches and cookies has long been recommended as one of the best ways to fix bugs on your PC. If you followed the above methods, your browser’s caches and cookies will be cleared upon completion. But that’s not all. For example, you can also clear the caches of your Microsoft Teams and your laptop as a whole.