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Web App: Temporary browser storage

When you use our Web-App, incomplete results are stored on your device like when using the Adroid or iOS App. All known internet browsers have default settings to store your data and keep it available without any problems when you close the browser (and/or computer).

However, we would like to warn you that if you manually delete your browsing data, your incomplete inspection results will be permanently deleted. You can prevent this by completing and sending the inspections at once.

We recommend that you read the explanation below on data storage / clean-up in your internet browser.

Temporary storage

Your incomplete Easy to Inspect results are stored in the temporary storage of your internet browser on your computer.

Think of your temporary storage as a convenient storage place in your computer’s memory.

When you visit a website, the browser stores copies of images, text, and other things from the site in this repository. This helps the next time you go to the same website – the website loads faster because it several data is already present in the temporary memory and does not require downloading.

In the case of Easy to Inspect, we store the following data: cookies, login details, favorite checklists and not yet complete results. We need this information to make the Web App function smoothly.

Clear temporary storage

All browsers have options to clear the temporary storage, for example to solve problems or for privacy reasons.

Clearing the temporary storage is like tidying up your room by throwing out old papers and stuff you no longer need. It can make your room feel fresh and clean, but there’s a chance you’ll accidentally throw away something you still need.

Similarly, when you clear the temporary storage, you remove old saved data from websites. This can make your browser work faster and show the latest versions of websites. However, there is a risk of losing data that is still useful, such as saved passwords or settings on certain websites.

All internet browsers have created simple and fast functions for easy clean-up. With one click you can erase the entire temporary storage. This means that the browsing history, temporary files and all website data will be deleted.

Erase temporary storage and impact on Easy to Inspect’s data

For Easy to Inspect, you can use this function without any problem if you keep the following in mind. If you clear the temporary storage, all incomplete results are permanently deleted. So, make sure you complete and submit all incomplete results first, before the temporary storage is cleared.

After clearing the temporary storage, the next time you start, Easy to Inspect will ask for your login details again. After logging in, the Web App is reinstalled. After that, you can select your favorite checklists again and inspect them again without any problems!

When you’re cleaning your browser history, you typically have control over the specific types of data you want to delete. If you want to ensure that the local storage of a website is not erased while cleaning your browser history, follow these steps:

1. **Access Browser Settings:** Open your browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari) and look for the settings menu. This is usually represented by three dots (Chrome), three horizontal lines (Firefox), a gear icon (Edge), or a menu icon (Safari).

2. **Go to Privacy or History:** Look for options related to privacy, browsing data, or history. In most browsers, you’ll find these options within the settings menu.

3. **Choose Data to Delete:** Within the privacy or history settings, you’ll see a list of data types you can delete. These might include browsing history, cookies, cached images, and more.

4. **Customize Your Selection:** Some browsers allow you to customize what you delete. Look for an option like “Choose what to clear” or “Customize” next to the data types.

5. **Uncheck (de-select) Local Storage or Site Data:** Look for an option related to local storage or site data. Uncheck this option if you want to keep the local storage of websites intact while cleaning other types of data.

6. **Clear Browsing Data:** Once you’ve customized your selection to exclude local storage or site data, proceed to clear your browsing data. This will delete the selected types of data while preserving the local storage of websites.

It’s important to note that different browsers might have slightly different terminology or steps, but the general idea is to customize your data deletion preferences to exclude local storage or site data. This way, you can clean your browser history while ensuring that the important data stored by websites in your local storage remains untouched.

Remember that if you’re unsure about which options to select, you can always do a quick web search for instructions specific to your browser version. It is also possible to set your internet browser (eg. Edge) in such a way that the data of Easy to Inspect remains saved, if you delete the temporary storage memory. These are more complex settings that differ per browser