Phancybox How to clear your cache in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

How to clear your cache in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

Firstly, in your browsers defence, they are configured to use your cache in an attempt to help you.

As frustrating as it is seeing old information on your website, information that you’re positive you’ve already changed, having a cache lets your browser load website pages faster for you. This is done by temporarily saving and accessing website elements on your PC. The next time you visit the same website, instead of your browser checking the server for the most current version of that page, it uses the files stored on your device from your previous visit.

As you’ve no doubt found, this can lead to old information being displayed on a website. When you’re working with multiple changes, this can nearly drive you mad. To help retain your sanity, we’d like to share the step by step instructions on how to clear your browser cache in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

How to clear your cache

Chrome

1. Open Chrome

2. In the top right corner, select the Chrome MenuMore tools > Clear browsing data.

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3. In the box that opens, select which types of information you want to remove, with the bare minimum of Cached images and files and Cookies and other site and plug-in data.

4. At the same time, you can choose how far back you’d like this clearing request to go. Choose the beginning of time to clear it all.

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5. Click Clear browsing data.

FIREFOX

1. Open Firefox

2. Click the menu button and choose Options.

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3. Select the Advanced panel > select the Network tab > click Clear Now.

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INTERNET EXPLORER

1. Open Internet Explorer

2. Click the Tools button > select Safety > select Delete browsing history.

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3. Tick the respective options, with the bare minimum of Temporary Internet files and website files and Cookies and website data and click Delete.

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If this all looks too time consuming, there’s also a shortcut supported by most browsers, to clear your cache even quicker.

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