Cache is a process to store website information, including multimedia items, so the browser can retrieve the information without having to connect to the server every time for new information. Allowing the browser to cache certain objects can greatly increase a websites performance. However, there may be times when you will need to tell your browser to download fresh content (and overwrite the currently cached objects). This is common when a CSS change is made but not visible, or a new image is still showing as an old one. 

 

The focus of this article is to explain how to clear the browser cache. We've described how to clear the cache in a few of the mainstream browsers below.

WARNING: You should be careful to only select specific data to clear, otherwise you may lose saved logins and your browsing history.



Chrome:


1.Click on the Options symbol in the top right of the browser window

2.Navigate to the More Tools option and scroll over to Clear Browsing Data

3.In the Clear Browsing Data menu select the time period you wish to clear the cache from (The Beginning of Time is recommended) and click the buttons next to Cookies and other site and plugin data and Cached images and files

4.Once your selections have been made, click the Clear Browsing button at the bottom of that menu



Firefox:

1.Click on the Options symbol in the top right of the browser window
2.Navigate and click on the History option
3.In the History Menu click on the Clear Recent History option
4.Click on the Time Range to Clear drop-down menu item and make your selection (Everything is recommended)
5.Click the relevant boxes (Cache and the Cookies options) 
6.When finished with the selections click the Clear Now button at the bottom of the window to complete the process 


Microsoft Edge browser


1.Click on the Options symbol in the top right of the browser window

2.Navigate to the Settings option and click on Clear Browsing Data - Choose what to clear

3.In the Clear Browsing Data menu select the options you wish to clear (Cookies and Saved Website Data and Cached Data and files)

4.If there is anything else you would like to clear from the browser select Show more and make your selections, once done click Clear to finish the process