Question about Cache, History, etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Afro1989, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2005
    Hey guys/gals, I'm kind of confused right now. What is the point of emptying your Cache?

    How come when I go to a website such as these forums after I empty my cache it still remembers my password? I thought that emptying your cache resets all the cookies?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    your cache is simply a list of the sites you have visited with some images/files from each site that are automatically downloaded when you visit it. keeping them makes visiting the page again faster, but it also takes up space and can slow down safari.
  3. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2005
    So what do I have to do to reset the cookies?
  4. chasemac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2005
    In a house.
    If you are using Safari then just select reset Safari. It will empty cache & remove visited sites, names, passwords, etc. but your bookmarks and such stay..
  5. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    And there's the private browsing (read: pr0n viewing) mode in Safari as well that doesn't save anything while it's turned on...
  6. jblock macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2006
    You'll find Safari uses up more RAM the longer you use it during a session. Emptying the cache occasionally will free up this RAM a bit. Open up activity monitor and check it out as you use Safari over some hours, then clear the cache and you can see this for yourself.

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