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. 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.


  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: 11/19/2018 5:05PM (Eric Brown)
Author: Eastern Oregon University
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