[TABLET] What type of data does the Internet Browser store on my Samsung device?

Last Update Date : Apr 23. 2018



The default Android browser supports caching and saving certain data points to better streamline the web browsing experience. It may be necessary to clear this history if problems are encountered while viewing web pages.


About Cache:

The browser stores web documents to reduce serving load, bandwidth, etc.The cache allows for pages to load faster. In certain circumstances, the website may be updated however the cache loads.


About History:

The browser can store a log of history of websites visited, for quick and easy access to those used websites. This log will generally populate the URL address field when input parameters start to spell a site that has been visited.


About Cookies:

The browser can store cookies which can be used as a method of authentication and session tracking.It also can be responsible for tracking what items may be in a shopping cart.


About Form Data:

The browser can store form data. Typically, this is the data entered in a text field on a web page that you may wish to provide information such as zip code or state.


About Location Access:

The browser can store geo location data that can be used to better provide you with services. e.g. Google's main page may request for your location to provide close by results


About Passwords:

The browser can stores password for quick entry into certain websites that require credentials.


To know how to clear and change the above settings, please CLICK HERE

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