What does "clearing cookies" mean on a cellphone?
Credit: Lintao Zhang Getty Images News Getty Images
Q:

What does "clearing cookies" mean on a cellphone?

A:

Quick Answer

Clearing cookies on a cellphone means that all cookies are deleted from the cellphone's cache. A cookie is downloaded to a phone or computer when a user visits a website. The cookie keeps track of the user's use of the website, such as login information.

  Know More

Full Answer

Clearing cookies can be useful if a user is having problems with a website, such as issues logging into an account or a problem with loading the newest version of a website. It is recommended that users delete cookies after accessing sensitive information, such as banking details.

Cookies can be cleared on an iPhone through Safari, on an Android through the browser's settings and on a Windows Phone through Internet Explorer's options.

Learn more about Mobile

Try a quiz

Q:
Where are the three Statues of Liberty?

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What does it mean to lock or unlock a number on your cellphone?

    A:

    A carrier lock, which is featured on most cellphones, is a software code placed on a phone that prevents its use on another network. To unlock the technology, another code must be inserted on the phone. Devices that do not have the lock or code specifically advertise or state they are unlocked. Google, Android, Nexus and Apple feature unlocked devices.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does the cellphone code PPS 6180 mean?

    A:

    The cellphone code PPS 6180 is a code that displays when a customer's balance has reached $0. This code is displayed in conjunction with prepaid accounts.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do the different icons on a Verizon Samsung cellphone mean?

    A:

    Icons on a Verizon Samsung cellphone convey a host of information about the phone and its functions, from the battery-shaped charging status icon to the silent mode icon shaped like a bell with a red slash through it. Each Verizon Samsung cellphone has approximately 20 to 30 icons.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you clear the browser cache on an iPhone?

    A:

    To clear the browser cache on an iPhone, tap the Settings application icon on the home screen to open the settings menu. Then, scroll down through the settings list until you locate the listing for the Safari browser. Tap on Safari to bring up the Safari settings menu, and scroll down to Clear History and Website Data, and tap on it. From the pop-up confirmation prompt, tap Clear History and Data to complete the process of clearing the browser cache on your iPhone.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore