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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Clear Your Cache and Cookies

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

I'm sure you've heard the term computer cache (pronounced cash) and cookies when it's associated with your laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. These items act as a memory bank for your devices storing the information that's collected from all of the websites you've visited as well as applications you run on your tech devices. While cookies and cache files are harmless to your devices, they can be a security threat to your personal and private information. Want to keep safe? Check out these quick and easy tips to keep your cookies and cache out of prying eyes.

When you clear out your cache and cookies on your devices regularly you will ensure that you are constantly using the updated website information that will better protect your personal information as well as also help your programs to run better and faster than before. It is for these reasons that I advocate clearing of your cache and cookies every few months or so.

One of the best tools you can use to clean out cookies on your devices is CCleaner. This program will clean out files from Windows, Macintosh, Android devices that can accumulate over time, such as cookies, temporary files, broken shortcuts, and more. Unfortunately, CCleaner can't be used on iOS devices, such as