How To Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

Posted December 9, 2018 by Beejay Adoghe in Browsers

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

Most people already know that there are several cookies scattered all over the Internet, and these cookies are ready to be eaten up by anyone who finds them first. Hold on, what? That cannot be right. Yes, cookies exist on the Internet (the World Wide Web), and yes, they are truly called “cookies”.  However, they are not delicious, and they can also affect your privacy, so you have to know what they do. Here’s how to Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically.

Whether you are browsing Google search results or Facebook, or you are just innocently chatting away on an online social media platform, you have encountered cookies. These cookies are not naturally dangerous but, just like your email addresses and passwords, they can get exploited when put in the wrong hands. Keep on reading to learn more about how to protect yourself.

 

What exactly are cookies?

In easy terms, cookies are those files that reside on your PC. Cookies get generated whenever you visit an online website. They can be used for storing bits of information about all your interactions with the site, thus making the web server to be able to use them later when having your sessions processed. These cookies are specific to you and they can be read by the web server (when you are interacting with it) or by other programs on your PC.

 

Why use cookies?

Because they are efficient and convenient. If a website needs to service millions of users without using cookies, it would need to store all of the interaction data in its own special storage and it will need to be processed on its own. By having that work uploaded to the user, it becomes a less strenuous and faster procedure.

However, most times these cookies are cleared automatically by the browser, without the user even knowing about. They could also be cleared manually if the user so desires.

In today’s post, I will show you how to check if your browser is automatically clearing these cookies or not. This will be done using the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

 

How To Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

GOOGLE CHROME

1. Click on the utility icon and then click on settings.

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

 

 

2. Scroll down and click on advanced (privacy and security)

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

 

3. Click on content settings

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

 

4. Click on cookies.

 

 

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

5. Under “Cookies,” check if the checkbox for keep local data is on or off. 

 

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

If it’s checked, then it means your browser has been clearing cookies automatically, and vice versa.

 

 

 

MOZILLA FIREFOX

 

1. Click on the menu option and then Click on options.

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

 

 

2. Click on privacy and security, Under “history”: check if the “Use custom settings for history,” is in use or not.

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically


If it’s in use, then it means your browser has been clearing cookies automatically, and vice versa.

 

 

MICROSOFT EDGE

 

1. Click on the utility icon.

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

2. Click on settings.

3. Click on “choose what to clear”

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

 

4. Check if the “cookies and saved website data” option is checked or unchecked.

Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically

 

If it’s checked, then it means your browser has been clearing cookies automatically, and vice versa.

 

 

Conclusion

There you have it. That’s basically how you can Check If A Browser Is Clearing Cookies Automatically. Now, you can go about your browsing knowing if cookies are saved or not. With today’s post, I believe I have been able to eliminate that ignorance of browsing without knowing if your browser is automatically clearing cookies or not. Try this out and let me get a feedback from you through the comment section, thanks for your time!

 

Here are some links you may find useful;

How To Stop Automatic Downloads On Google Chrome
How To Add Extensions On Microsoft Edge
How To Take Screenshot On Mozilla Firefox

 

 

About Beejay Adoghe

Beejay Adoghe is basically a computer scientist and a tech geek bent on giving top-notch information.
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