The storage of user information is essential to delivering the best user experience. It comprises all of the information that a user downloads onto their device to use an application and should be secured against unauthorised access. There are various types of storage options for user data each with its own pros and cons. This article focuses on three specific options for storing the personal data of the user such as local storage, session storage and app data storage.

Local Storage

Locally stored data allows an application to run offline, reducing the reliance on a constant internet connection. This kind of storage is a good choice for apps that need very little data to function, such as custom settings. Contrary to other types of storage, locally stored data does not persist over sessions and is deleted when the user closes the app.

Session Storage

Similar to local storage, session storage is a good choice for apps that require short-term storage of data. Session storage costs less than local storage and is suitable for information that does not require to be saved, like login credentials, or other secure information.

App developers can get customer information three methods: either by asking for it or inferring it from the user’s actions on-site, or by purchasing it. Customers should be made aware of how their data will be used and they should have an opportunity to opt-out of the collection of their information or rectify any inaccurate information. It is also important to store data in a standard format for easy integration and exchange.