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How do I clear the browser cache?

Firefox (Windows or Macintosh)
Microsoft Edge (Windows)
Safari (Macintosh)
Google Chrome (Windows or Macintosh)

Firefox (Windows or Macintosh)

  1. Go to the top right corner of the screen and click on the menu button. Then choose Preferences from the dropdown menu.

  2. On the left side of your screen from the list of options choose Privacy & Security.

  3. Scroll down to the section Cookies and Site Data then click on the Clear Data box.

  4. In the box that opens check the box Cached Web Content. Then hit the Clear button.

  5. Close out of any open windows for your changes to apply.

Microsoft Edge (Windows)

  1. In the top right corner of the browser click on the Favorites button. Then in the sidebar choose History

  2. Click on the Clear History button.

  3. From the left menu panel, choose Privacy & Security. Once this panel comes up on the right side, check off the Cashed data and files box. Then hit the clear button. 

  4. Close any open windows for changes to take effect.

Safari (Macintosh)

  1. In the Safari Menu bar, click on Safari and choose Preferences.

  2. In the Preferences box, choose the Privacy tab, then click on the Manage Website Data box.

  3. In the new window that appears click on the Remove All button.

  4. Close out any open windows for this to take effect.

Google Chrome (Windows or Macintosh)

  1. Go to the top right corner and click on the drop down menu and choose Settings.

  2. On the left side menu choose Privacy and Security.

  3. Under the Privacy and Security section choose Clear browsing data

  4. In the window that shows up change the time range to All time from the dropdown and then check the box Cached images and files. Then click the Clear data button.

  5. Close all open windows for this to take effect.

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Last Modified:

January 07, 2022

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