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How to clear your cache

This article will cover how to clear your cache on the four main browsers — Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the 3 dots in the top right-hand corner of your browser
  2. Click Settings
  3. Scroll to Privacy and security
  4. Select Clear browsing data
  5. Check the boxes for Browsing historyCookies and other site data, and Cached images and files
  6. Make sure the time range is set to: All time
  7. Select Clear data

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the cog button in the top right-hand corner of your browser
  2. Click Internet options
  3. In the pop-up window, select the first tab General (this may already be selected)
  4. Under Browsing history, select Delete…
  5. In the new pop-up window, make sure Temporary Internet files and website files is ticked. You can untick or leave ticked any other boxes as you wish
  6. Click Delete in the bottom right-hand corner
  7. In the original pop-up, click Apply in the bottom right-hand corner, and then close the pop-up using the X in the top right-hand corner

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the 3 horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner of your browser
  2. Click Options
  3. In the left-hand menu, select Privacy
  4. Under the heading History, where it says You may want to, select Clear your recent history
  5. At the top, next to Time range to clear: select Today
  6. Click the arrow next to Details. Make sure Cache is ticked and Cookies is unticked. You can untick or leave ticked any other boxes
  7. Click Clear Now in the bottom right-hand corner. You can then close the separate Options tab


  1. From the top left-hand corner of your screen, click Safari
  2. In the dropdown menu, click Preferences…
  3. In the pop-up window, click Advanced
  4. Tick the option Show Develop menu in menu bar
  5. Close the pop-up window
  6. Now, along the menu bar at the top of the screen, you should see the word Develop between Bookmarks and Window. Click this
  7. In the dropdown menu, you’ll see the option Empty Caches. Click this