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How to Clear Browser Cache Settings

Below are the instructions for clearing your web browser's cache, cookies, and history. If you're unsure which browser version you're using, from the Help menu above, select About [browser name]. If you do not see instructions below for your specific browser, search your browser's Help menu for "clear cache."

Note: After you clear your browser's cache and cookies, be sure to exit your browser completely before attempting to access the site again. In Windows, close all your browser windows; in Mac OS X, quit (Command-q) your browser.

Chrome

  1. In the browser bar, enter: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  2. Select the items you want to clear (e.g., Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data).

    You can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information from theObliterate the following items from: drop-down menu. To clear your entire cache, select the beginning of time.

  3. Click Clear browsing data.

Firefox

  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History... . 

  2. In the dialogue box, locate the field named Time range to clear; from the 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 (especially Cache)

  4. Click Clear Now.

Internet Explorer 8 and above

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

  2. Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files,Cookies, and History. 

  3. Click Delete.

Safari

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

  2. From the menu, select the items you want to reset, and then click Reset. As of Safari 5.1,Remove all website data covers both cookies and cache.

Firefox 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 which elements to clear. Click Clear Now.

Mobile Safari for iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

To clear cache and cookies:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Safari. 

  2. At the bottom of Safari's settings screen, tap the buttons for Clear Cookies and Clear Cache. To confirm, tap Clear Cookies or Clear Cache again.

To clear history:

  1. From the home screen, tap Safari.

  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the Bookmarks icon.

  3. In the lower left, tap Clear.

  4. Tap Clear History.

Android

To clear cache, cookies, or history:

  1. Start your browser. 

  2. Tap Menu, and then tap More. 

  3. Select Settings. 

  4. Under "Privacy settings", select Clear cache, Clear history, or Clear all cookie dataas appropriate, and then tap OK to accept (or Cancel to cancel) the deletion.

 

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