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Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies

This document explains where to find instructions on how to clear cache and cookies in your web browser.

Desktop Web Browsers

Note: Clearing browser cache prevents you from using old/out-of-date versions of websites and protects your personal information. It also helps running some applications better on your computer by freeing up space.

BrowserWindows Document LinkmacOS Document Link
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Chrome (Win) - Clearing Cache and CookiesChrome (Mac) - Clearing Cache and Cookies
Firefox 57+ (Win) - Clearing Cache and CookiesFirefox 21+ (Mac) - Clearing Cache and Cookies
Safari (Win) - Clearing Cache and CookiesSafari 10.0.1+ (Mac) - Clearing Cache and Cookies
Internet Explorer 9, 10, & 11
Internet Explorer 9, 10, & 11
Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 (Win) - Clearing Cache and CookiesNone
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge
Edge (Win) - Clearing Cache and CookiesNone
Opera (Win) - Clearing Cache and CookiesOpera 28.0 (Mac) - Clearing Cache and Cookies
New Microsoft Edge
New Edge (Win 10, 8, 7, MacOS) - Clearing Cache and CookiesNew Edge (Win 10, 8, 7, MacOS) - Clearing Cache and Cookies

Mobile Web Browsers

Operating SystemDocument Link
Android Icon
Android (Jellybean) - Clearing Cache and Cookies on Google Chrome
iOS Icon
iOS - Clearing Cache and Cookies
webOS Icon
HP webOS 2.x - Clearing Cache and Cookies
Windows Phone Icon
Windows Phone
Internet Explorer (Windows Phone) - Clearing Cache and Cookies

Legacy Versions

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Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2009-10-06 19:00 CDTUpdated:2022-06-08 16:34 CDT
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