Computers and technology are so clever these days!

Helping us save time by remembering and storing settings and passwords so we dont have to .... which is great til something new replaces it and those old memories and 'help' gets in the way!

Cookies

These are little files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that identify us and are stored in our computer and used to identify your computer as you use a computer network.

Cache

Cache is like stored data and the 'memory bank' of a previous view you have seen so entirely new data doesn't have to be reloaded each time so it saves time. It's helpful as it stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster.

Clearing your computer or device of its Cookies and Cache is sometimes needed -especially if big updates happen and you have to start from ground zero again to see these new and wonderful things.


How to clear your Cookies and Cache

The following should help with both Android and Apple devices and computers

Delete history, cache, and cookies in Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.

  2. At the top right, click More.

  3. Click More tools. Clear browsing data.

  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.

  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.

  6. Click Clear data.

Delete history, cache, and cookies in Safari

NOTE: Clearing your history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.

  1. Go to Settings > Safari

  2. Tap the blue line that says Clear History and Website Data.

  3. To clear your cookies and keep your history, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data, then tap Remove All Website Data.

Delete history, cache, and cookies in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, Microsoft Internet Explorer

This article is also useful to help clear your cache if you have different browsers not listed above.

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