7 important things you should know about your browser

    We spend a lot of time browsing the web through our phones. And an equal amount of time using the browsers on our laptops and desktops. If things start to slow down, we start checking and clearing the cache, and other system checks too.

    But of all the precautions you take to speed things up, there are hidden factors within these browsers that you need to be aware of. Features that could cause us more than just performance problems.

    7 important things you should know about your browser

    JavaScripts

    Whenever you visit a web page, there are background codings which work to provide page analytics to the host website and also help in giving all the ads the shine and glorious animations. It is powerful in every way but is also a dangerous tool that tracks your keystrokes, and also your browsing habits.

    7 important things you should know about your browser

    Update your browser

    Though Google's Chrome gets updated automatically in the background, the case is not the same for others. Sticking to the old versions of your browsers is dangerous as it may have security flaws and bugs that may be fixed in the latest version. It is always recommended to use the latest versions of your browser. To see if you're using the latest version, check through the "Check for updates" option or you can visit FileHippo and get it manually.

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    7 important things you should know about your browser

    Computer Cookies

    Your browsing session habits and keystrokes are not saved just with the help of JavaScripts. Cookies used by web pages store information that is used during several sessions like your login credentials. It is always recommended to allow first-party cookies (the web page host) from accessing your data, and not third-party cookies (ad networks).

    7 important things you should know about your browser

    "It Won't Happen To Me" Thinking

    Just because you say and think that no security breach will happen on your systems, it does not keep you safe from foreign attacks. You need to be fully aware of the security measures you put up every now and then to ensure that no one else can breach your account or data.

    7 important things you should know about your browser

    Tab management

    Opening up multiple tabs does slow down your system. it is always recommended to group tabs into one window and use them for later. These tabs can be closed and restored at a later stage.

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    7 important things you should know about your browser

    Horizontal tabs

    It can be a real headache when we see 10 to 15 tabs open horizontally. A quicker way to manage it all will be to stack them all vertically. In this way, you can easily browse through the open tabs and switch to them quicker.

    7 important things you should know about your browser

    Too many plugins

    Using too many plugins in your browser is like downloading as many apps as you like on your smartphone and causing you phone to perform slow and drain the battery faster. To get the optimum usage of your browser it is recommended to keep only the essential ones. You should get rid of the others.

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