Browser cache

A browser cache is a feature built into web browsers that caches web documents in order to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived "lag".

Clearing browser cache

Firefox

To clear your browser cache in Mozilla Firefox, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Menu button Menu button.jpg and choose Options (Windows) or Preferences (Macintosh).
  2. Select the Advanced panel.
  3. Click on the Network tab.
  4. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now.
  5. Click OK to close the Options window.

Google Chrome

To clear your browser cache in Google Chrome, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Menu button Menu button.jpg and choose Tools.
  2. Select Clear browsing data.
  3. In the dialog box, select the checkboxes for the types of information that you want to remove.
  4. Select beginning of time to delete everything.
  5. Click Clear browsing data.

Internet Explorer

To clear your browser cache in Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Tools menu select Delete Browsing History.
  2. Make sure Preserve Favorites website data is unchecked.
  3. Make sure Temporary Internet Filesand Cookies is checked.
  4. Click Delete.

Safari

To clear your browser cache in Safari, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Safari and click on Safari in the top menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Under the Privacy Settings, click Remove All Website Data.
  4. Then click Remove Now.

Safari iOS

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Safari
  3. Clear Cookies and Data