Web Browser - Clearing Cache, Cookies, Browsing History

How to clear cache, cookies and browsing history for popular web browsers.


Google Chrome  
  1. Click on the 3 vertical dots on the upper right hand corner of the window. 
  2. Click on the option More Tools.
  3. Click on Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Click on either the Basic or the Advanced tab and select the time range that you want. *Note: It is recommended to select "All Time" for the time range.   
  5. Click Clear Data.





*Related Google Support Links:



Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on the 3 horizontal bars on the upper right hand corner of the window.
  2. Click on Library.
  3. Click on History.
  4. Click on Clear Recent History.
  5. Set the time range that you want and click on Clear Now









*Related Mozilla Firefox Support Links:


Microsoft Edge
  1. Click on the 3 horizontal dots on the upper right hand corner of the window. 
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Find the heading Clear browsing data and click Choose what to clear.
  4. Click on Clear.






*Related Microsoft Support Link


Internet Explorer 
  1. Click on the gear icon on the upper right hand corner of the window. 
  2. Click on Internet options.
  3. Find the heading Browsing history and click on Delete...
  4. Click on Delete









Safari 
  1. Click on History.
  2. Click on Clear History...
  3. Select either last hour, today, today and yesterday or all history
    • *Note: It is recommended to select "all history." 
  4. Click Clear History




*Related Apple Support Links:




*Need more help with your web browser in general? Then check out the KB article "Web Browser - What is a Web/Internet Browser?" for more information and for web browser support links. 





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Owner:Madeline S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2018-08-13 09:04 CDTUpdated:2020-06-02 09:54 CDT
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