Clearing a Browser Cache

Internet Explorer 9 or 10

  • Click the gear icon in the top right
  • Go to Safety > Clear Browsing History
  • Select "Delete Files"
  • Delete Temporary Internet Files
Internet Explorer 7 or 8
  • Go to Tools > Internet Options
  • On the General Tab under Browsing History, select "Delete Files"
  • Delete Temporary Internet Files
  • Go to Tools > Clear Recent History or Clear Private Data
  • Select only “cache”
  • For “Time Range to Clear,” choose "Everything"
  • Select "Clear Now"
  • Click on the Settings button in the top right of the browser. (It looks like a wrench or three horizontal lines)
  • Select Clear Browsing Data. (In later versions of Chrome, go to Tools > Clear Browsing Data)
  • Select only "Empty the Cache"
  • In the dropdown that reads "Obliterate the following items from" select "the beginning of time"
  • Click the "Clear Browsing Data" button


  • Go to Safari > Empty Cache
  • Select yes to "Empty”
If you’re a fan of using keyboard shortcuts to get around, Control, Shift, Delete (for Windows) or Command Shift Delete (for Mac) will open the configuration pane to clear cache in any browser.
What do I do after I’ve cleared my cache?
After clearing your cache, refresh the page you are viewing so your browser has a chance to grab the fresh files.