Your browser’s cache temporarily stores website information locally on your computer to make your browsing experience faster. When you clear your browser’s cache, you will be signed out of all websites and temporarily saved data, such as saved passwords, browsing history, auto-fill fields, and more, will be deleted. When you have a computer that is used by more than one person, clearing your cache can help to ensure privacy for all users.
How to clear your cache in different browsers:
- Open Chrome.
- In the upper-right corner, click the three dots to expand the menu.
- In the menu, hover over More tools to expand the sub-menu.
- In the sub-menu, click Clear browsing data… A new page is opened.
- In the list of checkboxes, be sure that the Cached images and files, and Cookies and other site data boxes are selected.
- Click the blue Clear Browsing Data button. Your data is cleared.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- In the upper-right corner, click the gear icon to open the Tools menu.
- In the menu, hover over Safety to expand the sub-menu.
- In the sub-menu, click Delete browsing history…
- Be sure that the Preserve Favorites website data box is unchecked and be sure that the Temporary Internet Files and Cookies boxes are selected.
- Click Delete. Your data is cleared.
- Open Firefox.
- Click the three lines in the corner to open the menu.
- In the menu, click History to view your browsing history options.
- In the menu, click Clear recent history. A pop-up window is displayed.
- Click Clear Now. Your data is cleared.
- Open Safari.
- Open the history menu.
- Click Show All History… Your browsing history is displayed.
- At the top of the screen, click Clear History… A pop-up window is displayed.
- In the new window, click Clear History. Your data is cleared.