Hello friends, let’s see the procedure to remove the search cache files, cookies & history from Firefox browser, Google Chrome & Internet Explorer. Removing these files are useful for security & privacy purpose. It also releases some hard disk memory which will boost the performance of your device. Let’s first understand the term cache & cookies.
What is browsing history
The browser is a medium by which we can communicate or send or receive or view the information available on the internet. Whenever someone visits any website, the web browser keeps the record of it. All web browsers delete the history after a certain time period automatically.
What is browser cache
Cache files are downloaded & stored on your computer by a web browser. These are mainly HTML, CSS, images & multimedia files. The purpose of browser cache is to load faster previously visited websites. Hence browser need not required to download all the files from the web server. Due to these files, an internet user feels that their internet connection speed is fast. Hence cache is beneficial for internet users, internet service providers & web servers. Browsers stores cache files on computer memory, so they occupy some storage space in your device. Hence it is a good habit to remove the cache files.
What are browser cookies
You might have observed that whenever we search for something to buy on the internet, the same thing reappears in the form of advertisement during the website visits. It happened due to cookies only. Cookies stored the user related information like shopping info, username, preferences, etc.
Clear the cache & cookies in Google Chrome
To erase these files, you need to click on top right-hand side corner like shown in below image. Then upon hover mouse on history, a new pop will open. Click on history
A new window will open like shown below. You can get the same window by just pressing “CTRL + H” from the keyboard. Then click on Clear browsing data
A pop-up will open like image shown here
In the above image, various options are there to select. You can change time frame from 1 hour to beginning of time according to your choice. You can also select the password option if you want to delete saved password on any website. Here one thing is important to observe that the amount of space cache files are taking in your Computer or Laptop.
To remove the data click on clear browsing data. It will take some time to remove files as according to the total file size of data.
Delete the history in Mozilla Firefox
For Mozilla Firefox you need to click on top right side corner icon shown in the image here, a pop window will open on the right-hand side.
Now Click on history option. You get the list of websites visited. On the bottom of the list, you will find show all history tab like shown here. Click on that
Now a new window will open where you can find the history details. Just right click on any option which you want to delete and then click on delete.
To clear all the record list, you have to delete the each list items (toady, yesterday, last seven days, this month & last month) one by one. On the same window, you can see the download tab. Just click on it, you get the option of “Clear download” on top of the window.
Click on clear download; it will erase the download history from Firefox browser.
How to delete the cache, cookies & history from Internet Explorer
To do this, you need to open internet explorer browser & then click on Tools (CTRL + X) then you get the list of options like shown below here. Just click on Internet Options.
A new pop-up window will open like below image
Click on the delete button; you get a pop-up window like shown again here
Now click on Delete button and then click on apply. All history, cookies, cache files, download list, etc will get cleared from memory.
A browser can store the login & password of the websites which you have visited. Hence after using the internet from others computer, laptop or any other persons device, you should delete the browsing data from the device for the period you have used it.
Now we will see the same for Android devices
How to delete history on android phone
For Android devices, users mostly use Google Chrome browser. As the memory of Smartphone is also limited hence, it becomes mandatory for users to clean the memory of their phones. You need to open the browser. Now click on top right side corner of the screen like shown here.
After clicking, you get many options. You get a screen like shown here
Just click on history tab, you get screen like shown here
Just click on clear browsing data, you get a new screen. On that screen click on CLEAR DATA.
It will erase all the data stored by Chrome on your Android device. Now let’s see the same procedure for Mozilla Firefox in Android smartphones.
How to delete history on android firefox app
Open Firefox on your Android smartphone. You can see the options tab on top right side corner of the screen. Click on it. You get the list of choices, just click on history.
Now you get the following screen on your Android device.
Now click on clear browsing history then you get a pop-up option. Click on OK; all data will get deleted. Now you should make a schedule for clear these files regularly. In the case of any doubt, please comment below.