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Clearing Browser Cache

What is Browser Cache?

The browser cache is a temporary storage location on your computer for files downloaded by your browser to display websites. Files that are cached locally include any documents that make up a website (static assets).

Some of the assets your browser will store are:

  • Different Image Types
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Cookies

All the major browsers have a “clear cache” button. Some are easier to find than others. Hitting that button erases all of your cached files. Scroll below to find instruction on clearing the cache for your browser.

Google Chrome / Chromium

Click the Menu button just to the right of the website address bar.

Go to More tools > Clear browsing data

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Choose the following & click CLEAR BROWSING DATA

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Mozilla Firefox

Click the Menu button just to the right of the website address bar.

Go to Privacy & Security

In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now.

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Mozilla Firefox Quantum

Click the Menu button just to the right of the website address bar.

Go to Library > History > Clear Recent History

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Choose the following & click Clear Now

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Internet Explorer 10 &11

Alternatively, don’t use Internet Explorer.  

Click the Menu cog icon just to the right of the website address bar.

Choose Internet Options

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Choose the Delete button

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Choose the following & click Delete

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Microsoft Edge

 

Click the Menu button just to the right of the website address bar.

Go to Settings > Choose What to Clear

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Choose the following & click Clear

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Safari

Click Safari in the menu. Go to preferences

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click the Privacy tab. Click the button Remove All Website Data

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Opera

Go the Menu at the top left. Choose Settings.

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Go to Privacy & Security > Clear Browsing Data

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Choose the following & click Clear Browsing Data

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