Browser Storage Options
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Many pieces of knowledge about you and your interests are stored by browsers in various containers. To name a few, but not all of them:

  • Data from indexed DB and local storage

  • Website history;

  • Compiled bookmarks;

  • Web browser options;

  • Extensions;

  • Recent tabs closed.

An encrypted format is used to sync and store data from Gologin the servers' browser histories. The loading and keeping profiles on file will take longer when there are numerous accessible data containers. Only synchronized tabs and cookies are therefore turned on by default.

We advise to just turn on the storage features that are very beneficial to you in order to ensure ideal loading periods.

Check that each profile is accurate and have been synced prior to terminating Gologin. Session data may be lost in the event of a sync failure.

Storage on-site and IndexedDB

There is frequently some effort involved in creating the initial application state that is utilized to create the UI when a user first loads a website or application. For instance, there are occasions when the app must first perform client-side user authentication before submitting a number of API queries to obtain all the information required for page display.

It may be quite beneficial to speed up the load time for repeat visitors by storing the application state in IndexedDB. The app may then use a stale-while-revalidate technique to refresh the UI with fresh data while synchronizing with any API services in the background.

You can choose whether to allow the synchronization of your browser profiles with IndexedDB and save data locally in Gologin.

We advise to activate IndexedDB and LocalStorage in order for websites to maintain the consistency of any data they may keep. If this option is deactivated, upon each future browser restart, websites will see that these storages are empty. This can mean that they were eliminated on purpose.

Extension Storage

Other forms of browser data are kept in a different container from extensions and their accompanying data. Therefore, you must Enable Extension storage if you want to utilize extensions and have them restored each time your browser profile launches.

Using Extensions

You can utilize browser add-ons similarly to ordinary Chrome and Firefox thanks to Gologin extension feature:

  1. Make a new browser profile or choose from your list.

  2. Go to the "Extensions" page in the profile settings after choosing a profile from the list.

  1. Select your extension, then select "Install".

  2. By selecting "Remove," the extension can be reinstalled.

  3. Close the window and click "Save".

Check if the installed extension works by restarting the profile. You can see this in the upper corner of the browser's profile window on the right. Particularly with limited internet rates, certain heavyweight addons can cause unusually sluggish browser loading and saving times.

Cache Storage

You can control the size of the cache in the Gologin account settings. To do this, go to "Cache" and click "Clear Storage".

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