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If you're using the Google Chrome browser and having problems with loading certain sites or having general formatting issues, you may have a full cache or too many cookies saved. Sometimes clearing your cache and removing all your cookies can solve the problem.

When you clear the cache and cookies, you can make Chrome run faster and have fewer issues with memory. Of course, the cache and cookies are there for a reason, which is why you need to understand the ramifications of clearing your cache and cookies before you do it.

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1. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a file which has a small quantity of data that a website creates when you access it. It hands the cookie to your browser, and it is stored in your computer. Cookies can serve many purposes. When helpful, they allow the website to remember you and your passwords/sessions on the site. They can remember what you put in your shopping cart on an e-commerce site, the last page you visited, and other useful information. They can also be used to track which websites you visited and other personal data.

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