How Do I Clear My Browser Cache?

Following are instructions to clear the cache or browser history of your web browser:

Apple Safari for Apple OS X
  1. From the Safari menu, select Clear History and Website Data
  2. Select the desired time range, and then click Clear History.
  3. Go to Safari > Quit Safari.
  4. Re-open Safari.
Google Chrome for Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X
  1. Open the Chrome menu by selecting the three lined icon located to the right of the address bar
  2. Select the following:
    • Browsing history
    • Download history
    • Cookies and other site and plug-in data
    • Cached images and files

    From the Obliterate the following items from: drop-down menu, you can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information. To clear your entire cache, select the beginning of time.

  3. Click Clear browsing data.
  4. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.
Microsoft Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows
  1. Select Tools (via the Gear Icon) > Safety > Delete browsing history
  2. Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select:
    • Temporary Internet files or Temporary Internet files and website files
    • Cookies or Cookies and website data
    • History
  3. Click Delete. You will see a confirmation at the bottom of the window when the process is complete.
  4. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.
Mozilla Firefox for Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X
  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Next to “Details”, click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.
  4. Click Clear Now.
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.    

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