In this post we`d like to eliminate a bit of a confusion that some of our customers have when dealing with web page reloads and data storing. There are 2 main things involved: web cookies and web/browser cache. They have differnet objectves and we wanted to clarify it a bit in one post.
A web cache is a mechanism for the temporary storage of web documents, such as HTML pages and images, to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag. Cache files help one’s browser go faster since it retrieves the information and files from a website in use, or that have been recently used. These are also left behind on the user’s machine and includes everything, including pictures, sound files, video files, and text that has been browsed. Thus, if one shares his or her computer or any other device, in any way, it would be safe to keep these caches cleaned when done browsing. When your are re-freshing or re-loading a web page that supposed to be different, but still looks the same or somhow broken it`s your browser`s cache responsible for renedring stores version. You`ll need to do so-called hard refresh (ctrl+F5) in order to clear the cache to see updated page. Cache has an expiry date and stored pages will eventually be cleared anyway. However, for optimized browsing experience we suggest to clean it regularly.