Are you hoping to book a much-needed getaway for next year? Did you know your browsing habits could affect the price you pay? Find out how you can Clear Cookies and save money!
Cookies are small text files created by the websites you visit and saved on your PC. By themselves they’re not harmful or malicious they simply store data on your browsing habits and, amongst other things, your time on the site and the searches you make. By storing your preferences they speed up your time on the Internet and improve your web experience.
If you have been spending a lot of your time on a flight website, searching for a bargain trip to the Mediterranean, then those details are safely stored away on your computer. Once you return to those and other holiday websites that information is to hand to help you out. So far so good. However, if on those return visits you start to repeatedly enter the same or similar search criteria, then the websites and the servers that run them can begin to build up an idea of your preferred destination and travel dates.
Once they have determined your holiday dates and destination of choice they will then use this information to bump up the price. It might only be a small percentage, after all they need to stay competitive against your other options, but it will be there.
So what can you do to make sure you get the best price possible? It’s simple, clear out those Cookies before committing to any purchases.
Tucked away in the Tools and Options of each internet browser is the ability to clear away your stored Cookies.
For those of you using Google Chrome, it’s a simple process…
Clear all cookies
If you remove cookies, you’ll be signed out of websites and your saved preferences could be deleted.
1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, click More Tools > Clear browsing data.
3. Click on Advanced at the top.
4. Tick Cookies and other site data.
5. Confirm by clicking Clear data.
If you would like further assistance or need help with your browser of choice, do get in touch on 0118 9767111 – just don’t forget to send us a postcard!