Your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.) maintains stored copies of web pages and pictures in order to speed up how fast web pages are displayed to you. This is called a browser cache and the files contained are referred to as cached files.
The browser cache allows you to speed along the internet quicker. However, sometimes the browser cache can cause problems when it becomes too big or corrupt. Or, your browser may not download the most current version of a web page from the website, instead showing you an older cached version.
To solve these problems, it is occasionally necessary to clear the browser cache. The process for each browser is a bit different, but the process is similar. Generally, for all browsers, go to the settings menu (look for a “gear” icon, three vertical or horizontal dots, or other menu indication). Clearing the cache is usually located in the menu under “Other Options,” “Security,” or something similar. If you are still unsure, use Google to search “clearing cache on internet browser” (adding the name of your browser to the search string).
Here are specific instructions for a few of the most popular browsers:
Please remember that browsers are updated frequently, and the location of your settings may differ.