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A cache is a special storage space for temporary files that makes a device, browser, or app run faster and more efficiently.
After opening an app or website for the first time, a cache stashes files, images, and other pertinent data on your device.
Cached data is used to quickly load an app or website for every subsequent visit.
If you’ve ever troubleshooted something on your computer or cleaned up your browsing history, you’ve most likely come across advice related to the cache (pronounced “cash”).
Most likely, you’ve been prompted to clear it.
But what is a cache, and why would you want to do that? Here’s everything you should know about caches and why they’re crucial to modern technology.
What is a cache?
A cache is