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HOW TO: Clear Web Browser Cache
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How do I clear my web browserand39s cache, cookies, and history For instructions on clearing the cache of any browser, go to the following site and click on your browser in the list: http://www.wikihow.com/ClearYourBrowserand39sCache Below are instructions for clearing the cache as well as cookies and history on the most common browsers. If your browser is not here or the information is outdated, search in the help documentation on your browser for instructions. About cache, cookies, and history Windows Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 9 Internet Explorer 8 Firefox 24 Chrome 30 Mac OS X Safari 6 Firefox 24 Chrome 30 iPhone OS iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Mobile Safari About cache, cookies, and history Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches i.e., stores it. Thus, the browser doesnand39t have to newly retrieve files including any images on the page from the remote web site each time you click the Back or Forward buttons. You should periodically clear the cache to allow your browser to function more efficiently. A cookie is a file created by a web browser, at the request of a website, that is stored on the your computer. These files typically store userspecific information such as selections in a form, shopping cart contents, or authentication data. Browsers will normally clear cookies that reach a certain age, but clearing them manually may solve problems with websites or your browser. A browserand39s history is a log of sites that you visit. When you press a browserand39s Back button, you are moving back one entry the history log. Browsers will normally clear history at regular intervals, but you may want to clear it manually for privacy reasons. Internet Explorer 10 From the Gear Shaped menu in the upper right, hover over Safety and click Delete Browsing History.... Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History. Click Delete. Internet Explorer 9 From the Gear Shaped menu in the upper right, hover over Safety and click Delete Browsing History.... Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History. Click Delete. Internet Explorer 8 From the Safety menu in the upper right, click Delete Browsing History.... Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History. Click Delete. Firefox 24 for Windows From the Firefox menu, hover over the arrow next to History and select Clear Recent History.... From the Time range to clear: dropdown menu, select the desired range to clear your entire cache, select Everything. Click the down arrow next to Details to choose what history elements to clear check Cookies and cache. Click Clear Now. Chrome 30 On the upper right, from the Google Chrome menu, select the Chrome Tools icon. Select Tools, Clear browsing data. Select the items you want to clear e.g., Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site data. You can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information from the Clear data from this period dropdown menu. To clear your entire cache, select The beginning of time. Click Clear browsing data. Safari 6 From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari.... From the menu, select the items you want to reset, and then click Reset. Firefox 24 for Mac OS X From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.... From the Time range to clear: dropdown menu, select the desired range to clear your entire cache, select Everything. Click the down arrow next to Details to choose which elements to clear Cookies and Cache required. Click Clear Now. Mobile Safari for iPhone OS iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad To clear cache and cookies: From the home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Safari. At the bottom of Safariand39s settings screen, tap Clear Cookies and Data. To clear history: From the home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Safari. At the bottom of Safariand39s settings screen, tap Clear History.