Cache (pronounced CASH), is where your browser stores information about a website that you recently visited, such as images, colors, text type, etc. Keeping that information on file helps to speed up your internet experience, so that you don’t have to re-download that information every time you visit the same site.

 

This helps to speed up your internet experience. Your cache is usually emptied automatically, depending on a number of factors such as how much space is allocated to it on your hard drive.

Unfortunately, sometimes items in your Cache get stuck. When websites have new content, new images or new games, content has to be downloaded to your device all over again. If old cache is interfering with the new content, it can cause issues, from the inability to see the new content, to content not loading at all. In those cases, you have to manually flush, empty or clear your cache.

For more information, see How To Clear Your Cache.

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thx, finally got on AARP website using Google.  Happy again

 

That's great, @kf5178, thanks for letting us know!

You have to clear your cache to free up space from accumulated junk files such as advertisements from web pages, and unnecessary cookies when browsing the Internet. This will also keep your PC and phone apps working smoothly to prevent sudden freezes; and black and blue error screens, etc.

Good to know.  Thanks.  I thought I had a virus on my computer and that was why I received the message that my number was not received on your website.

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