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.

Edge

  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.

Chrome

  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.

Clear Specific Site Cache Chrome:

This option may be useful if you are unable to clear the full browser cache or wish not to be logged out of other active pages.

  1. On the webpage giving you trouble press F12 key on the keyboard

  2. If the Application tab is not selected, click the double right arrow and click Application

  3. Click Clear Storage

  4. Click Clear Site Data

  5. Click the X to close the editor

Firefox

  1. Click the menu button and choose Options.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. In the Cookies and Site Data section, click Clear Data….
  4. Remove the check mark in front of Cookies and Site Data.
  5. With Cached Web Content check marked, click the Clear button.
  6. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

Clear Specific Site Cache Firefox:

This option may be useful if you are unable to clear the full browser cache or wish not to be logged out of other active pages.

  1. Click the More menu

  2. Click Options

  3. Click Privacy & Security

  4. Scroll Down to Cookies and Site Data section

  5. Click Manage Data…

  6. Locate and select the site data you would like to clear

  7. Click Remove Selected

  8. Click Save Changes

  9. Click Remove

  10. Refresh the page that you were having trouble with

Safari

  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: 01/27/2021 10:30PM (Cody Miller)
Author: Eastern Oregon University
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