Do internet browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer store anything in the processing cache? URLs/Webpage screenshots, things like that? Perhaps another type of computer cache stores that info? Or do these browsers only cache things on the hard drive?
I was thinking about selling my laptop (without hard drive) and was curious about what these caches may be keeping in terms of browsing history related things.
Browsers usually store webpages, cookies etc. Not webpage "screenshots" but webpages. Cache location is usually hardd drive, but at least on Firefox you can change browser cache to use RAM (so that cache vanishes when computer is restarted).
If you are concerned in provacy, you should use private mode (many names for that) or regurarly empty browser cache, history and such.
Depending on browser, you can actually check cache files. For locations, google browser_name cache location
Edited by Drillingmachine, 23 July 2016 - 05:28 AM.