In order to optimize the use of your computer and to avoid “bugs” or the screen which “freeze” interfering with the good performance of your work tasks, it is essential to empty the cache, especially when you browse the Internet regularly.
It is an initiative which may seem trivial but which nevertheless makes it possible to maximize the performance of your computer on a daily basis. In this article, we give you the method to adopt to clear the cache from your Google Chrome browser.
Why clear your Google Chrome browser cache?
Advantages and disadvantages of the cache system
Whatever your internet browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla firefox, etc.), the cache system promotes the loading speed of websites that you have previously visited. In other words, the navigation system stores files from the site so that you no longer have to download them on subsequent visits. It is ideal for frequent visits on your favorite web pages. But beware, this system is not without risks.
Indeed, among the most frequent problems encountered by the use of the cache system are:
- the “bugs”,
- the inability to update,
- and the most dangerous, the gradual clogging of your hard drive as you travel on the Internet.
Hence the capital importance of clearing the cache of your Google Chrome browser.
The issue of cache memory
Cache memory is memory that stores all the most requested information by the software and various applications that you use on your pc. While it helps land on frequently visited pages faster, it can quickly prove to be harmful when overloaded with data.
Therefore, clearing your Google Chrome browser cache avoids the use of previous forms, helping the user to protect their private information. That is to say those sent to Google Chrome as part of its cookies and internet searches. Emptying the cache also greatly facilitates the action of the various software and functions present on the computer.
What is the point of deleting the cache?
Whenever you visit a website, be aware that Google Chrome stores data in memory. Among the latter, there is information relating to the hosting of the site for example, or the files requested to launch an online application, or the various downloaded files and old versions of forms.
As such, following an update, Google Chrome continues in some cases to use these previous files. If you don’t delete the cache, you risk falling on these forms every time which are no longer up to date and which cause display problems when you execute a request on the web. Hence the interest of clearing the cache of your Google Chrome browser.
How to clear the cache of your Google Chrome browser?
The guide to clearing your Google Chrome browser cache
- Launch your Google Chrome browser,
- Go to the top right tab,
- Click on the “More” feature corresponding to three small buttons aligned one below the other,
- Go to the option “More tools”,
- Run the formula for clear browsing data.
At the very top of the page, you can select the desired period to be deleted. If you want to get rid of all the caches contained in your browser’s memory, select the ”All periods” button. Then check the boxes next to ”Cookies and site data” and ”Cached images and files” before finishing on ”Clear data”.
What are the impacts of deleting this information?
Once the cache of your Google Chrome browser is cleared, here are the consequences that will ensue.
On the one hand, some options related to websites will have disappeared. For example, when you revisit social media, you will be taken back to re-enter your username and password. Be sure to remember them, even write them down somewhere (as a memo) before clearing the cache of your Google Chrome browser.
On the other hand, to the extent that you have opted for a synchronization of your Google account with your Google Chrome browser, you will remain logged in, in order to delete your information on all your devices. With some websites, the process may take longer due to their content or images that need to be reloaded.
What about cookies?
Cookies are none other than data generated by the sites you visit. The latter aim to facilitate user experience by saving certain information relating to its navigation on the site.
For example, the cache saves parts of certain pages, videos or illustrations so that the user can explore the page more quickly in future browsing. Cookies, too, disappear when you decide to empty the cache of your Google Chrome browser, by checking the corresponding box.
How to delete cookies?
Once the cookies have been deleted, you will be automatically disconnected from the websites, the preferences previously saved can also be deleted. To proceed with a complete elimination of cookies, open your Google Chrome browser, click on the option Settings, choose the menu ” Privacy and Security ”And go to” Cookies and other site data “. Validate the functionality ” Display all cookies and site data ”And end the action with” Erase everything ”.
When you clear the cache of your Google Chrome browser, you have the choice of modifying the options relating to cookies by allowing or not the cookies requested by the websites. Be aware, however, that since you do not allow a site to store cookies, some that require login with a username and password may not work.
This article is rated at 5/5 by 3 from our readers