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Clear browsers cache

Every time you visit a website your browser will store a cache of that page (HTML pages, files and images) to reduce the amount of bandwidth used and server load.  This is known as browser cache.  

It's a good idea to clear the browser cache on a regular basis to free up space on your computers hard drive and also to force the browser to download a new, updated copy of the page.  If your computer views a cached copy of a page, the information could be out of date and you might not see any changes that have been made to the page in question.

Clearing your web browsers cache is an easy process but differs slightly depending on the browser that you're using and also the browser version.  Click on the links below to view instructions on clearing your web browsers cache.

Internet Explorer 11 

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button in the toolbar, followed by Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, select Delete within the Browsing history section.

    TIP:  Alternatively, press Ctrl, Shift and Delete on your keyboard to open the Delete Browsing History window.
     

 

 

 

 

 

  1. In the Delete Browsing History window, ensure that Temporary Internet Files checkbox is ticked and click Delete.

    Your cached files will now be deleted.  This may take anywhere between a few seconds to a couple of minutes to complete, depending on the amount of temporary files stored on your computer.

Google Chrome 

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the vertical ellipsis icon, in the top right of your browser, followed by Settings.
  3. In the About window, scroll to the bottom and select + Show advanced settings.
  4. Under the Privacy section, click Clear browsing data to open the Clear browsing data window.

    TIP:  Alternatively, press Ctrl, Shift and Delete on your keyboard to open the Clear browsing data window.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  1. Ensure cashed images and files is ticked.
  2. In the drop-down, select the beginning of time and press the Clear browsing data button to clear your entire cache.

    Your cached files will now be deleted.  This may take anywhere between a few seconds to a couple of minutes to complete, depending on the amount of temporary files stored on your computer.

 

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