BROWSERS: Clearing Your Browser's Cache

Every web browser stores web pages, images and other downloaded content on your computer. This is called the browser's cache. Clearing it occasionally can protect your privacy, free up some space in your computer and resolve unexpected issues.

Internet Explorer 8

1.     From the Safety menu in the upper right, click Delete Browsing History... .

2.     Deselect (i.e., un-check) Preserve Favourites’ website data, and select (i.e., check) Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History.

3.     Click Delete.

Internet Explorer 7

1.     From the Tools menu in the upper right, select Delete Browsing History.

2.     Next to "Temporary Internet Files", click Delete files... .

        To delete your cookies, click Delete Cookies.

3.     Click Close, and then click OK to exit.

Firefox 3.5 for Windows

1.     From the Tools 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.     Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear (e.g., check Cookies to clear cookies). Click Clear Now.

Firefox 3 for Windows

From the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data... , and then check Cache and Cookies. Click Clear Private Data Now.

Safari

1.     From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari... .

2.     From the menu, only select Empty the cache and Remove all cookies, then press Reset.

Firefox 3.5 for Mac OS X

1.     From the Tools 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.     Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear. Click Clear Now.

Firefox 3 for Mac OS X

1.     In Firefox, from the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data.

2.     Make sure Cache and Cookies are checked, and then click Clear Private Data Now.

Details

Article ID: 412
Created
Thu 4/30/20 5:37 PM
Modified
Thu 6/25/20 10:55 AM