DOM storage in IE tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Security & turning off an internet utility

What is DOM storage in IE tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Security?.

How do you turn off the utility in IE that remembers information and fills in forms and usernames?.

Hi Arddvark,

The DOM Storage includes two related mechanisms for persisting client-side data in a secure manner using the Document Object Model (DOM), sessionStorage and localStorage. These objects were introduced in Internet Explorer 8.DOM Storage is often compared to HTTP cookies. Like cookies, Web developers can store per-session or domain-specific data as name/value pairs on the client using DOM Storage. However, unlike cookies, DOM Storage makes it easier to control how information stored by one window is visible to another.

More information refer to the link “Introduction to DOM Storage”

To disable the utility in Internet Explorer that remembers information and fills in forms and usernames you can turn AutoComplete off and clear AutoComplete's history:

1.In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
2.On the Content tab, in the AutoComplete section, click Settings. In the AutoComplete Settings dialog box, clear the appropriate check boxes for the AutoComplete options you do not wish to use, and then click OK.
3.To clear AutoComplete or web address history, click the General tab. Under Browsing History, click Delete. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select the Form data and Passwords check boxes.
4.To clear web address entries, follow the steps for Clear History below.

Check the link “Windows Internet Explorer 8 Privacy Statement”

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