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Clear Cache and Cookies

In this course of MCG University, we walk through how to clear the cache on the most popular Internet Browsers on your computer. This can help if you are having issues accessing websites you suddenly cannot access or if you simply want a bit of digital privacy. We show you how you can get this done through a few of the different browsers out there.

Getting Started on  Google Chrome

  • Go to the three-dot menu at the upper right of Chrome

  • Select More tools > Clear browsing data

  • This will open a dialog box to delete your browsing, as well as your download history (it won’t delete the actual downloaded files), cookies, cached images and files (which help load pages faster when you revisit), saved passwords, and more
  • You can delete only the info from the last hour, day, week, month, or all of it from “the beginning of time.”

Getting Started on Microsoft Edge

  • To find your browser history you have a few options:
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Del while on the browser
  • Type edge://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar

  • Go to the Three dots menu > Settings > Privacy, search and services > Clear Browsing Data

  • Click Choose what to clear

  • Get rid of browsing history, cookies, and more, for the same date ranges—the last hour up to all time, with increments in between.

  • Go to the Gear icon on the upper left and selecting Internet Options.

  • On the General tab, you can check the box next to Delete browsing history on exit to delete upon closing the browser.

  • You can also click the Delete button to instantly get rid of history, passwords, cookies, cached data (called Temporary Internet files and website files), and more.

Getting Started on Mozilla Firefox

  • Go to the Three Horizontal Lines menu >Options > Privacy & Security

  • Scroll down to get to History
  • Click on Clear History button

Wrapping Up

  • Pick a time range to clear (one, two, four, or 24 hours—or everything), and what data to dump (history, logins, forms/search, cookies, and cache)