In order to speed up web browsing, web browsers are designed to download web pages and store them locally on your machine in an area called the "cache." When you visit the same page for a second time, the browser speeds up display time by loading the page locally from its cache instead of downloading everything again. This sometimes results in less than current versions of web pages being displayed. If you believe that you have a less than current version of a page, please follow the steps below to clear the cache in your particular browser.

Though not required by all browsers, restarting your browser (by closing the browser completely and reopening it after clearing the cache) is recommended.


If you are unsure which browser you are currently using, you can visit whatbrowser.org to find out.

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Internet Explorer 7

There are two ways to clear the browser cache in this browser:

 

  • Click on "Tools"
  • Select "Delete Browsing History" at the top of the menu
  • Click "Delete Files" under the Browsing History section
  • Select "Yes" when you see the prompt asking if you are sure you want to delete all temporary files
  • Click Close


 Or


  • Click on "Tools"
  • Select "Internet Options"
  • Choose the "General" tab in the window that comes up if not already up
  • Click "Delete Files" under the Browsing History section
  • Select "Yes" when you see the prompt asking if you are sure you want to delete all temporary files
  • Click Close
  • Click OK

Internet Explorer 8

There are two ways to clear the browser cache in this browser:

 

  • Click on Tools in the upper right hand corner of your browser
  • Select "Internet Options"
  • Click on the "Delete..." button in the Browsing History section
  • Make sure the check box next to "Temporary Internet files" is checked
  • Click Delete at the bottom
  • Click Close


 Or


  • Click on "Safety"
  • Select "Delete Browsing History" in the menu
  • Make sure the check boxes next to "Temporary Internet files" and "Cookies" is checked
  • Click Delete at the bottom
  • Click OK
Internet Explorer 9

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner
  • Click on "Safety" in the menu that appears
  • Select "Delete Browsing History" in the menu
  • Make sure the check boxes next to "Temporary Internet files" and "Cookies" are checked
  • Click Delete at the bottom

Google Chrome v10+

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Click on the Menu icon in the upper right corner of the browser. It looks like three stacked horizontal lines or a wrench icon.
  • Select Settings
  • Click on "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the page
  • Scroll down to the Privacy section and click "Clear browsing data"
  • Make sure the top line says "Obliterate the following items from "the beginning of time".
  • Make sure only the "Empty the cache" option is chosen in the check boxes
  • Click the "Clear browsing data" button at the bottom of the window
  • Close the Settings tab
Google Chrome v1 - v9

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Open the menu by clicking on the wrench icon in the upper right corner
  • Selection Options
  • On the tab labelled "Under the Bonnet" click on "Clear browsing data"
  • Ensure there is a check mark next to "Empty the cache" and nothing else
  • Make sure the line at the bottom says "Clear data from this period: Everything"
  • Click the "Clear Browsing Data" button at the bottom

Safari on OS X

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Click on the Safari menu
  • Select "Empty Cache..."
  • Click on "Empty"

Opera

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Click on the "Opera" button in the corner
  • Select "Settings"
  • Select "Delete Private Data"
  • Make sure there is a check mark next to "Delete entire cache" and nothing else
  • Click "Delete'

Edge

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Open Internet Edge
  • Click Tools
  • Click Internet Options
  • Click General
  • Click Delete under Browsing History
  • Check the box for Temporary Internet files and Website Files
  • Click Delete

Firefox

To clear the browser cache in this browser:


  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Click History Menu
  • Click Clear Recent History
  • Change the drop to say everything for Time Range to Clear
  • Next to Details click the down arrow to choose All Items
  • Click Clear now
  • Exit your Firefox window and reopen for the changes to be applied