Today we will show you how exactly you can delete your Chromebook cache and cookies by following just a few easy steps found at the bottom of this post. But first we would like to give new users some perspective on what exactly are these things, what are they used for and why exactly a random user may find it useful to get rid of them from their Chromebook.
We’ll start with your Chromebook “cache”. Taking the term word for word it means a certain amount of space that remains hidden. Now if we talk about Chromebook browser cache it means almost the same thing except the hidden part. The Chromebook cache folder is just like any other folder except it is the place where your browser stores certain website components that Chrome is most likely to need again in the future. These elements can include parts of code, favicons, buttons, pics, ads or even entire HTML constructions. Keep in mind the Chromebook browser cache is not a pile of rubbish that you always should get rid of. It’s actually a way Chrome uses to lower a certain page load time by not having to load again what it has already stored .
Everyone loves cookies right? When it comes to Chromebooks and web surfing , not necessarily. In Chrome terms cookies are small lines of text that certain websites place on your SSD after you open them. In technical terms they are defined as short flat text files that enable client to server communications and facilitate tracking services. Cookies are used by webmasters to track a user’s actions and its entire browsing habits and preferences. Switching between ads is routinely done with the help of the little bits of text. Since they are not exactly code they can not usually carry malicious scripts or viruses.
Should you delete your Chromebook Cache And Cookies?
The answer is neither Yes or No. It depends. You should delete your cache and cookies just in case Chrome begins to act strange, lag or if you encounter page loading issues. For instance, because the cache folder has a predetermined limit, the items that are stored within are not deleted and replaced by new ones but begin to get squeezed. This way certain pages will be displayed in an unusual way (with broken elements). When there are many elements stored in your cache folder Chrome needs more time to look for what it needs and the page load time also raises.
How To Delete ChromeBook Cache And Cookies
- Navigate to the Chrome menu that is located in your browser toolbar
- Click on More tools
- Clear Browsing Data
- You will now be prompted with a dialog box that asks you to choose what exactly you want to delete. The menu that opens can be used to choose how much cookie, cache and history data to wipe from your Chromebook. In case you want to get rid of everything select the beginning of time.
- Click on Clear browsing data and you are done. You successfully deleted your Chromebook cache and cookies.
If you encounter any problems along the way or simply have more questions regarding the topic do not hesitate to leave a comment below.