Clearing safari cache?

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    Do you ever clear cookies, cache, or does it matter? thanks
     
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    Yes I do clear all web data, it's a privacy thing for me. Most often after each session even if the web site has to remember me all over again. Most third party browsers can be set to do this automatically. So yes when I use Safari I do usually clear cookies and cache, when I remember too.
     
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    In settings under safari, it's says clear history and website data. Is that the one needs to be cleared.
     
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    Yes, I believe so.
     
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    Curious. Why not just use Private browsing mode?
     
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    Greetings Twerppoet. I remember a thread some time ago by jaba123 whom was having trouble on a site called Day Motion. I checked it out and had same problem. It turned out we were both in private mode, as you pointed out to both of us. I took from that thread that private mode block all cookies. And haven't used it since. I hope I didn't missunderstand your diagnosis. I'm still using iOS 7
     
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    I haven't done this task in the past and have no idea how to do it except I see it in settings, with clearing safari history option. I just don't want to clear it, that it might mean something else. The reason I ask this, I'm unable to log into my online stores that I use on a daily basis, and ended up using their apps on my device to order from. When I called them today, they suggested to clear the cache, cookies etc. in my device, if that makes any sense.
     
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    No. You understood. Some sites won't work well in Private mode, because the iPad wont' let them store cookies on the iPad. Many other sites will work fine in private mode, except they won't remember you login credentials.

    I wasn't criticizing. Just wondering what your reasons were.



    In the older thread I wasn't saying you should never use Private mode. Just that you should be aware of when you are in Private mode, so that if the site does't work you've got some idea of why.

    Also, I get the feeling that the way Private mode works has been updated with iOS 8, so that it allows temporary storage of cookies and data as needed, but removes them as soon as the tab is closed. Hold in mind I don't know that for sure. It's just the impression I was getting the last time I experimented with Private mode.

    It might be time to revisit those trouble sites again and see if they work now. It could save you some small effort.
     
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    Yes. It makes sense. A site can have problems if older data in a cache is corrupted. Clearing Safari's history and data will give the site (all your sites) a fresh start.

    Other than needing to log into each site again, the only other effect you are likely to notice is that the History folder in the Bookmarks icon/tab will be empty. It won't affect your other bookmarks or Safari's behavior.
     

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