How to save your puzzle progress on yourpuzzlesource.com
Did you know you can save your puzzle progress and come back and finish it later?
Note: This works the same way on all device browsers (Desktop, Tablet and Mobile).
Begin by clicking on the “hamburger icon” in the upper left menu area on any puzzle. You’ll find the “Save” option . Click on Save and viola, you can come back and finish later.
However, we have had some of our solvers ask the question, “Why does the save function not work for me?” The solution to the problem is more informational than an actual fix to a problem. It has to do with “Browser Caching”. Without boring you with the technology behind browser cache, I’ll explain how it relates to saving your game progress.
About Browser Cache
When you visit our site (or any site), a small piece of ‘code’ or ‘Cookie’ is placed within a specific location in your web browser’s ‘site cache’. This cookie carries with it a small amount of information about your visit to a site. This cookie allows the browser to ‘remember’ where you were the last time you stopped by. It identifies your interactions on the website and uses this information when you return to the site (such as your saved puzzles). This is common across all websites on the internet. It helps to provide you, the user with convenient, time saving steps for you visit the site.
If you are visiting a site where you do NOT want cookies installed, you can simply launch an ‘incognito’ or ‘private’ browser session. You can search google for instructions on how to access incognito or private browsing for your specific web browser as each browser (Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc) has a different way to turn on or off (per site) browser caching.
To answer the question, “Why does the save function not work for me?” If you have security software or any cookie blocking applications such as security software on your system or installed in your browser, you likely won’t be receiving or storing the cookies. You can still save your puzzle, however when you return, your game will not have been saved because the cookie was not installed.