Why clear my browser's cache and cookies?
Clearing cache and cookies can improve the speed and performance of your browser. The cache stores files to reduce the need to download them again, while cookies save browsing data like logins or user preferences. Over time, this stored data might cause issues or prevent sites from running efficiently. Clearing them can help resolve issues like outdated site versions, slow webpage loads, and even security concerns.
If you're using Google Chrome and you encounter any issues try this:
- Press F12 on your keyboard.
- A side panel will appear (as shown in the screenshot below).
- Click on the blue 'Storage' tab.
- Select 'Clear site data'.
📝Note: If you have passwords saved, you will want to uncheck the box that reads: passwords
If this doesn't resolve the issue, please refer to the detailed instructions below on how to clear your cache/cookies for your specific browser.
Remember to restart your browser after clearing the cache and cookies for the changes to take effect. It might also be a good idea to bookmark or remember your frequently visited sites, as clearing cache and cookies might log you out of them.
Happy browsing! 🚀
Here's how you can clear cache and cookies for popular browsers:
🟢 Google Chrome:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Hover over 'More tools', then click 'Clear browsing data'.
- Choose 'Cookies and other site data' and 'Cached images and files'.
- Click 'Clear data'.
🔵 Mozilla Firefox:
- Click on the three horizontal lines (hamburger menu) in the upper-right corner.
- Choose 'Options'.
- Click 'Privacy & Security' in the left sidebar.
- Scroll down to 'Cookies and Site Data' and click 'Clear Data'.
- Ensure both checkboxes are selected and click 'Clear'.
🟣 Microsoft Edge:
- Click the three horizontal dots in the upper-right corner.
- Select 'Settings'.
- Under 'Clear browsing data', click 'Choose what to clear'.
- Ensure 'Cookies and saved website data' and 'Cached data and files' are checked.
- Click 'Clear'.
- Open Safari.
- In the menu bar at the top, select 'Safari' and then 'Preferences'.
- Go to the 'Privacy' tab.
- Click 'Manage Website Data'.
- Click 'Remove All', then confirm the action.