The browser cache is a temporary storage location on your computer for files downloaded by your browser to display websites. This cache can take a lot of space on your hard drive, filled with data from different websites. Sometimes cached versions of websites can cause issues, therefore it will occasionally be useful to clear this cache to fix problems.
How to clear your browser cache in Internet Explorer
- Go to settings in the top right of your browser or press (Alt + X).
- Go to Internet options.
- Under browsing history, press delete.
- A menu pops up and you can check off the elements you want to clear.
- Close all menus and refresh the browser.
How to clear your browser cache in Google Chrome
- Go to settings in the top right of your browser.
- Click more tools and clear browsing data.
- At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select all time.
- Check off the boxes you want to clear.
- Click clear data.
How to clear your browser cache in Safari
- Click Safari in the top left corner. In the menu that appears, click preferences.
- Click on the privacy tab and the remove all website data button.
- Click remove now in the pop-up window.
How to clear your browser cache in Firefox
- Click the menu button and select options.
- Select the privacy & security panel.
- In the cookies and site data section, click clear data.
- Check the box with cached web content and click clear.
How to clear your browser cache in Microsoft Edge
- Click on the menu button in the top right corner.
- Click on settings.
- Under clear browser data, click on choose what to clear.
- Check the boxes you want to clear.
- Click on clear.