Clearing your browser cache can be a quick solution to internet browsing and page loading problems, whether it is Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. This article will provide examples of browser cache problems and how to clear the cache in three common browsers.

Examples of browser cache problems

  • When logged into MyGPS, the message in Figure 1 appears.
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    Figure 1

  • You are not able to log in to a secure website.
  • A webpage repeatedly reloads or redirects.
  • A message on a webpage tells you to remove or reset cookies.
  • Some images, videos, or other items aren’t displayed on a webpage, but other page elements load.

Safari: How to clear your browser cache & history

To learn more about clearing your cache in Safari, visit Apple Support.

  1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option.
  2. Click the Clear History link.
  3. In the Clear drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.
  4. Click the Clear History button.

Chrome: How to clear your browser cache & history

To learn more about clearing your cache in Chrome, visit Google Support.

  1. On the browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu icon.
  2. Select the More Tools link.
  3. Select the Clear browsing data link.
  4. In the data drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.
  5. Select the Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files checkboxes.
  6. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.

Firefox: How to clear your browser cache & history

To learn more about clearing your cache in Firefox, visit Firefox Support.

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Firefox option.
  2. Select the Preferences link.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link.
  5. Select the Cache checkbox.
  6. Click the Clear Now button.

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