Clearing Browser History and Cache

Chrome

  1. In the URL bar, enter:
     chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  2. At the top of the Clear browsing data window, click Advanced.
  3. Select the following:
    • Browsing history
    • Download history
    • Cookies and other site data
    • Cached images and files

    From the Time range drop-down menu, you can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information. To clear your entire cache, select All time.
    Chrome History and Cache Clear All Time

  4. Click Clear data.
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.
     

Firefox

  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.

    Note: If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Under History, choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.
    Clear Browser Data - Firefox
     
  4. Click Clear Now.
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.
     

Microsoft Edge

  1. In the top right, click the Hub icon Hub Icon - Edge.
  2. Click the History icon History Icon - Edge, and then select Clear all history.
  3. Select Browsing history, then Cookies and saved website data, and then Cached data and files. Click Clear.
    Clear Browser Data - Edge
     
  4. After the "All Clear!" message appears, exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

 

Internet Explorer 11

  1. Select Tools > Safety > Delete browsing history....

    Note: If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select:
    • Temporary Internet files or Temporary Internet files and website files
    • Cookies or Cookies and website data
    • History

Clear Browser Data - Internet Explorer

  1. Click Delete. You will see a confirmation at the bottom of the window when the process is complete.
  2. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

 

Opera

  1. Click the Opera menu  in the upper left corner, select History, then Clear browsing data.
  2. From the Time range drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select All time.
  3. Select the following:
    • Browsing history
    • Download history (if applicable)
    • Cookies and other site data
    • Cached images and files

Clear Browser Data - Opera

  1. Click Clear browsing data.
  2. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

 

Safari 8 and later

  1. From the Safari menu in the upper left corner, select Clear History... or Clear History and Website Data....
  2. Select the desired time range, and then click Clear History.
    Clear Browser Data - Safari
     
  3. Go to Safari > Quit Safari or press Command-Q to exit the browser completely.

Details

Article ID: 80153
Created
Fri 6/7/19 9:37 AM
Modified
Thu 9/2/21 9:11 AM