I know that this is to clear cache, cookies, DNS and also other things that i don't know.

I want to know when should i "Create new identity".

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It depends on your privacy needs. Tor does this on it's own to an extent every ten minutes (at least with your exit node)

For instance, if you wanted to visit a site repeatedly as a new user, you should do it every refresh. For normal users, the default is fine. It all depends on what you feel you need. To completely start anew, every so often restarting tor browser is best

  • Tor changes exit node (IP address) every ten minutes, but it does not create a new identity automatically. Prior cookies remain. Best to quit and restart, or select New Identity on the interval you are most comfortable with based on your threat model.
    – pseudon
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 0:34
  • @pseudon I've updated my answer with some of your info
    – unixandria
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 2:23
  • Please see also this answer: tor.stackexchange.com/a/989/88
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Commented Feb 25, 2019 at 19:52
  • @JensKubieziel no applicable answers there
    – unixandria
    Commented Feb 25, 2019 at 19:59

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