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Review your web browser

In the process of normal use, your web browser will collect a lot of cookies and other website data like caches. These items can be useful whenever you need to revisit a site since they help it remember you. However, they can slow down performance over time. Make sure you clear out website data periodically […]

Clear your iPad browsing data regularly

Safari was one of the first browsers to really tackle privacy concerns, and its clearance controls are still very easy to use and return to. Aim to clear your caches, cookies and browsing history every month or so. Bookmark the pages you need for reference without auto filling the URL when you search. Then as […]

Stop accepting all cookie requests

We’re used to seeing a quick message asking us for personalized or custom data preferences when we visit a website. Yet as annoying as they may be – bringing you into a habit of clicking ‘accept all’ – it’s worth rejecting these prompts. Granting cookie collection may improve your user experience and allow you to […]

Get in the habit of pressing “Deny” rather than “Accept”

The benefits of accepting permissions or cookies are relatively few for the average consumer. Yes, your ad experience may be more relevant and your mobile experience may be more efficient, but your private information may also be at risk. When you land on a site you don’t often visit — or have no plans of […]

Regularly clear your web cache, cookies and history

Gathering these three items permits web browsers to speed up your experience by loading already saved resources instead of making new copies. Nevertheless, their buildup can create security risks and performance issues. An incident involving Yahoo’s use of cookies exposed many accounts to hijacking. Storage of cookies also requires disk space and CPU resources. It’s […]

Adjust web browser preferences to limit pop-up windows and cookies

Pop-up windows are often generated by some kind of scripting or active content. Adjusting the settings within your browser to reduce or prevent scripting or active content may reduce the number of pop-up windows that appear. Some browsers offer a specific option to block or limit pop-up windows. Certain types of cookies are sometimes considered […]