For you people at home that use Google Chrome as your browser, it is a good idea (from a security and privacy standpoint) to periodically clear your browsing data.
Clearing the browsing data is actually quite simple by following the steps below:
- Open “Google Chrome” on your computer
- Click on the three-dot icon on the top-right corner of the browser and select “More tools” > “Clear browsing data”. Note: You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Control-Shift-Delete” to proceed directly to the “Clear browsing data” window.
- When the “Clear browsing data” window pops up, you have the option of selecting (and deleting) the browsing history, cookies and other site data, and cached images and files. You also have the option of selecting the “Time Range” for the data you wish to remove. Typically, in my case, I check all three boxes and then select “All time” in the “Time Range; then, I click on “Clear data”.
- As an added note, when you are working in the “Clear browsing data” window you will also see an “Advanced” tab that provides options for additional items that can be deleted. I typically leave the “Advanced” tab options alone and go with the “Basic” options; however, that is a matter of preference.