Computers are extremely expensive. Having to invest in a new one of good quality will set you out at least £1000, so you want to know you are getting a good deal. If your computer has begun getting slow, refusing updates and has less and less storage, you might be considering taking the plunge and purchasing a new one. Well, you might not have to.
How Do Cookies Work?
Cookies, like any other digital file, are stored in your device. They can clog up your device’s storage, and slow the running of programs. If your device is already a little old and out of date, cookies can extrapolate problems that already exist.
How Can I Get Rid Of Cookies?
For starters, you should pay attention to cookie popups. If you get a popup when you enter a site about cookies, there will be an option to ‘amend my preferences’, or similar. Click on this, and you will be able to switch off any non-essential cookie use for that site. It takes ten seconds, and stops them from using all their tracking software.
In addition, you should invest in antivirus software which scans your computer for duplicate files, virus alerts and yes, you guessed it, cookies. You can then use this software to mass-delete any cookies stored in your device. Think of it like a spring clean for your computer hard drive. You may find that your computer boots up and operates much faster, without so many files and trackers weighing it down. Don’t give up on your old laptop just yet - get rid of the cookies and watch it speed up!