How to Clear Browser Cache

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Clearing your Web Browser Cache makes your browser load the most up to date versions of Web pages.


What is the Browser Cache?

An internet connection is slower than your computer. So, it is faster to get something to display from your local disk than it is to get it from a web page. To speed browsing online, browsers are set to download an image or file once, and then keep it i the Cache so it can be used over and over.

The cache can sometimes get confused and sometimes doesn’t show content that has been updated. Clearing your browser cache often fixes this as it removes all the stored files and delivers exactly what is stored on a web page.

How to Clear Browser Cache

Internet Explorer

Click Tools from the Internet Explorer menubar
Click Internet Options
Click the General tab
Click the Delete Files button in the Temporary Internet files section
If you still have a problem, repeat the steps above and restart the computer.


Click Edit from the Firefox menubar
Click Preferences from the Edit menu
Expand the Advanced menu by clicking the plus sign
Click Cache
Click the Clear Cache button

Google Chrome

Click the wrench icon on browser tool bar
Select Tools
Select Clear browsing data
In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for the types of information that you want to remove
Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything.
Click Clear browsing data

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Alan SpurgeonWithout Alan, there’d be no Hedgehog. Our Boston-born director began Hedgehog a decade ago in a tiny office above a florists in Bedford. Since then, Alan has worked tirelessly to grow Hedgehog to what it is today. Using his years of SEO and business expertise, Alan knows how to produce strategies for clients that work towards the ultimate goal; generating new business online. Never one to keep his expertise to himself, Alan has spoken at a number of industry events, including Digitalks in Sao Paulo, and has contributed to a number of industry books and publications.
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