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How to clear Browser Cache?

Browser caching refers to the process of storing website files, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, images, and other resources, on a user’s web browser. When a user visits a website, the browser downloads and stores these files locally on the user’s device.

The purpose of browser caching is to improve website performance and reduce the load time for subsequent visits.

To clear the cache in a popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safai, Microsoft Edge, etc. follow these general instructions listed below:

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Hover over “More tools” and select “Clear browsing data.”
  3. In the popup window, choose a time range (e.g., “Last hour,” “Last 24 hours,” “All time”).
  4. Check the box next to “Cached images and files.”
  5. Optionally, you can select other types of data to clear.
  6. Click on the “Clear data” button.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and click on the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Select “Options” (or “Preferences” on macOS).
  3. In the left sidebar, click on “Privacy & Security.”
  4. Scroll down to the “Cookies and Site Data” section and click on “Clear Data.”
  5. Ensure that the box next to “Cached Web Content” is checked.
  6. You can also choose to clear other types of data.
  7. Click on the “Clear” button.

Apple Safari:

  1. Open Safari and click on the “Safari” menu in the top-left corner.
  2. Select “Preferences” and go to the “Advanced” tab.
  3. Enable the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” option.
  4. Close the Preferences window and click on the “Develop” menu in the menu bar.
  5. Choose “Empty Caches” from the dropdown list.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open Edge and click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Scroll down and select “Settings.”
  3. Under the “Privacy, search, and services” section, click on “Choose what to clear.”
  4. Check the box next to “Cached data and files.”
  5. Optionally, you can select other types of data to clear.
  6. Click on the “Clear” button.