Because Web browsers are used so frequently for a variety of tasks, it is essential to configure them correctly to ensure your security and to improve your browser's speed and performance. Follow these tips to manage your browser effectively.
Clear the Browser Cache
Computers store copies of frequently accessed pages in its cache in order to quickly reload pages without having to retrieve them from the network. Clearing the cache ensures that you are accessing the most recent versions of these pages.
Select your browser to view step-by-step instructions for clearing your cache.
Cookies are most commonly used to track Web site activity. When you visit some sites, the server gives you a "cookie" that acts as your identification card. Upon each return visit to that site, your browser passes that cookie back to the server to gather information about which Web pages are being visited. You can manually select which sites are allowed to store cookies, or you can clear all cookies from your browser.
Select your browser to view step-by-step instructions for managing your cookies.
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Last Updated: 27 April 2011