Internet cookies and how they can affect your VPN

Explore the connection between VPNs and internet cookies, and gain insights into the recommended actions to address this relationship effectively.

Written By Fahad Ahmed

Updated at October 12th, 2023

Find out how VPNs are affected by internet cookies and what you should do about it.

Internet cookies are files created by websites you have visited and contain information such as your preferences or login credentials for certain internet resources. Along with the browser's cache, cookies help pages load faster and make it easier for you to browse the web.

Apart from improving your browsing experience, some cookies may put your privacy at risk by tracking the sites that you visit. Moreover, cookies can affect the operation of your VPN software, especially when you’re browsing e-stores or using streaming services, by saving information about your location.

That's why sometimes websites can still think you’re located in your home country even with an active VPN. Therefore, regularly clearing your cookies and cache is not just useful but a must-have.

For further details on how to clear browser cache and cookies, please click here.