Clearing your Cache

Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches it. 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 web site that is stored on a computer. Browsers will normally clear cookies that reach a certain age, but clearing them manually may solve problems with web sites or your browser.


  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 what history elements to clear (make sure the cookies, cache, browsing &Download History, Form and Search History, Active logins get checked). Click Clear Now.


  1. On the upper right, from the Tools menu ( ), select tools
  2. Click Clear browsing data.
  3. Select the items (e.g., Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site data). 
  4. You can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information from the Obliterate the following items from: drop-down menu. To clear your entire cache, select The beginning of time
  5. Click Clear browsing data.