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Clear Cache on Homepage

This setting allows Kiosk Pro to clear the cache at the end of a visitor session.  

Default: Off

Clearing the cache on return to the homepage can be useful for users who need their content to reload entirely, for example, to ensure that any data entered by a visitor is cleared by the system. In addition, there are certain circumstances where the cache may be cleared even with this setting turned off: on exit and relaunch of the app, on remote update of settings and/or content, or if  Refresh Homepage is enabled.

This is triggered when the Idle Time Limit is executed, a visitor taps the Home icon in the bottom navigation, ‘kiosk://home’ is called, or the JavaScript API is used to trigger the idle timer. In circumstances where the visitor taps a standard link that returns then to the homepage or navigates back to the homepage using the Back icon in the bottom navigation, the app will not immediately clear cache, but instead will wait for one of the actions outlined above.


Clear Cookies & Session Storage on Homepage

This setting allows Kiosk Pro to clear any cookies (in both UIWebView & WKWebView) and HTML session storage (only in WKWebView) set by a site at the end of a visitor session.

Default: Off

Clearing cookies might be used on kiosks where a user can sign in to applications to make sure that he or she is signed out when the application times out or to make sure that any sensitive information entered by the visitor is cleared from system memory.

HTML session storage is created by a site and designed to be discarded when a session is over.

This is triggered when the Idle Time Limit is executed, a visitor taps the Home icon in the bottom navigation, ‘kiosk://home’ is called, or the JavaScript API is used to trigger the idle timer. In circumstances where the visitor taps a standard link that returns then to the homepage or navigates back to the homepage using the Back icon in the Navigation Bar, the app will not immediately clear cookies, but instead will wait for one of the actions outlined above.


Cookie Acceptance Policy

This setting allows you to control when Kiosk Pro accepts cookies from sites.

Options:

  • Never Accept
  • Accept From Visited (default)
  • Always Accept

A cookie is a piece of data that a website puts on the iPad so the website knows that this device has visited before. This allows webpages to customize their content based on information from previous visits. Cookies are frequently used to store a user login status and other information that needs to persist through a user's session, like the contents of a shopping cart.

The default setting is 'From Visited', which only allows cookies to be set by domains the iPad goes to directly and is the most common setting for most browsers.

When using the WKWebView browser engine, the browser engine itself sets this policy - it cannot be user-defined.  In testing, this appears to allow cookies from visited sites. 

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