How to clear your browser cache

A browser cache stores copies of web pages you visit which allows the pages to load faster. Clearing the cache helps keep pages updated with the correct information.

Internet Explorer

  1. In the Internet Explorer menu bar, click the Settings icon.
  2. Select the Internet Options link.
  3. Under the Browsing history heading, click the Delete button.
  4. Check the Temporary Internet files and website files and Cookies and website data check boxes. Remove the check for the
  5. Preserve Favorites website data check box.
  6. Click the Delete button.
  • To learn more about clearing your cache in Internet Explorer, visit Microsoft Support.


  1. In the Edge menu bar, click the Hub icon.
  2. To view your browsing history, click the History icon.
  3. Click the Clear all history link.
  4. Choose the types of data or files you want to remove. Select the Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files check boxes.
  5. Click the Clear button.


  1. In the Chrome browser tool bar, click the Chrome menu icon.
  2. Click the More Tools link.
  3. Click the Clear browsing data link.
  4. Use the drop-down menu to select the time range you want to clear browsing data.
  5. Clear browsing data by selecting check boxes. Select the Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files check boxes.
  6. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.
  • To learn more about clearing your cache in Chrome, visit Google Support.


  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Firefox option.
  2. Select the Preferences link.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link.
  5. Select the Cache checkbox.
  6. Click the Clear Now button.
  • To learn more about clearing your cache in Firefox, visit Firefox Support.


  1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option.
  2. Click the Clear History link.
  3. In the Clear drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.
  4. Click the Clear History button.
  • To learn more about clearing your cache in Safari, visit Apple Support.
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Published date: 02/21/2017 6:05PM
Last updated: 04/20/2018 3:59PM (Will Lehnertz)
Author: Eastern Oregon University
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