How to clear your browser's cache, history and cookies ?

clear browser cache

Depending on what is your browser cache problem, you might need to bypass the cache or clear it.

Why does it happen ?

To speed things up and conserve communications bandwidth, browsers like Safari, Firefox or Chrome attempt to keep local copies of pages, images, and other content you've visited, so that it need not be downloaded again later. Occasionally this  caching scheme goes awry (e.g. the browser insists on showing out-of-date content) making it necessary to bypass the cache, or clearing it entirely. ( source : wikipedia )

Bypassing the cache

When you encounter strange behavior, first try bypassing your cache. This will force your browser to re-download a web page's complete, up-to-date content. The rest of your cache is not affected.

Bypass your cache — Simple instructions ( source : wikipedia )
In most  Windows and Linux browsers:
  • Hold down Ctrl and press F5.
In  Apple Safari:
  • Hold down ⇧ Shift and click the Reload toolbar button.
In  Chrome and Firefox for Mac:
  • Hold down both ⌘ Cmd+⇧ Shift and press R.

Clearing the cache

In unusual circumstances, it may be worth clearing the entire cache (of your local browser). Below are some useful resources to help you do it on any browser : Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, ...