How to clear your browser's cache, history and cookies ?
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 )
Depending on what is your browser cache problem, you might need to clear or bypass the cache.
Clearing the browser cache, history and cookies
In some circumstances, it may be worth clearing the entire cache (of your local browser). Below are some useful keyboard shortcuts to help you do it on any browser : Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, ...
- In most Windows browsers the following keyboard shortcut will open the cache clearing settings : Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + Del
- In Safari, use keyboard shortcut ⌥ Opt + ⌘ Cmd + E to instantly clear all caches
If you are using another browser or operating system, check the "Additional resources" chapter at the bottom of this page.
Bypassing the cache
When you encounter strange behavior, you can also 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:
- Cache clearing and disabling on any browser ( source : Wikipedia )
- How do I clear my web browser's cache, cookies, and history? ( source : Indiana University )
- How to clear your browser's cache on any browser ?
- refresh your cache.com