Htc one xl-clear cookies cache and internet history

Here we'll explain about cookies, your cache and internet history, why you might want to clear them and how to do it on your HTC One XL.

Cookies

Cookies are bits of info saved on your laptop or phone whenever you visit a website. The same site can pick them up again when you return. They enable the website to show you the content that is most relevant to you, and in some cases, to display adverts which it thinks you'll be interested in.

Why you should clear cookies

You might want to clear cookies for privacy reasons. It may be that you don't want websites and advertisers keeping track of which sites you visit, and how often.

How to clear cookies

1. Tap Internet on your homescreen
2. Now tap on the menu, and then tap on Settings
3. Scroll down to Privacy and security
4. Tap Clear all cookie data, then OK. That's it - your cookies are cleared

Cache

Every time you visit a website, your internet browser stores some of the info on it. This helps your browser load the page much quicker the next time you visit.

Why you should clear the cache

Most websites are updated regularly. The cache might keep old versions of info in a website file, meaning you won't see the completely updated site when you visit. So clearing the cache every now and then is important.

How to clear the cache

1. Tap Internet on your homescreen
2. Now tap on the menu, and then tap on Settings
3. Scroll down to Privacy and security
4. Tap Clear cache, then OK. That's it - your cache is cleared

Browser history

Your browser history is a record of all the websites you've visited. You might not want people to know all the sites you've been looking at, for privacy reasons. This is more important if you're looking at the internet on a laptop or phone which you share with others.

How to clear your history

1. Tap Internet on your homescreen
2. Now tap on the menu, and then tap on Settings
3. Scroll down to Privacy and security
4. Tap Clear history, then OK. That's it - your history is cleared

 

See more helpful tips on how to do clever things on your HTC One XL >

 

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