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Clear internet history - cache

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Sam-GB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 15, 2013 3:02 PM

How to clear my MBA cache from "sticking" website?

 

Scenario:

Today as I started writing in the address bar to search, the drop down list from the address bar showed web sites I have been to 3 months ago.

I do clear my web history, and re-set safari regularly.

My default search engine is google.

I only use "private" browsing, and secure wi fi connections (or 3G).

I do ask web sites "not to track me", remove cookies after browsing.

 

 

Any advice?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,910 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to Sam-GB)

    The address may have been saved as a Bookmark.  Since you've cleared the "History", you should check "Bookmarks Bar", and delete the address if desired.

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,570 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Sam-GB)

    Two suggestions:

     

    1. Reset Safari (assuming this is your browser). (Safari / Reset)

    2. If that does not work, create a new user (Apple Menu / System Preferences / Users and Groups - click on the lock, authenticate and click on the + ). Log in as the new user. Is the problem still there?

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,570 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to Sam-GB)

    Did you try creating a New User?

  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,400 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to Sam-GB)

    Some of these cookies come from Hotmail/Microsoft.

  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,400 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to Sam-GB)

    "Do not track me" is simply a request. Web sites may not honor it.

     

    As far as cookies are concerned, we have little control over it.

     

    Some of these are hard wired to the browser and search engine themself.

     

    Nothing is anonymous anymore in the web.

     

    Privavate browsing helps to prevent fellow users seeing history  of our web search/visit

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