How to Clear Your Cache and Cookies

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eCampus Training Topic: How to Clear Cache Files and Cookies. 

Learning Objectives — Students will learn the following: How to Clear Cache Files and Cookies for the following Browsers: Internet Explorer 10 and above, Firefox 23.0.1 and above, Chrome, Safari. 

In this tutorial we will show how to clear your Cache files and Cookies in various commonly used browsers. 

Key Terms.

Overview Browser: a browser is an application you can use to access the Internet and navigate to other websites. 

Cache: is the place where information is temporarily stored. Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser cache stores it. 

Cookies: are files created and stored on your computer by a web browser when you visit a website. 

We will take a look at the following common browsers: Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome, and Apple Safari.

Note: To see a complete list of browsers supported and used by our district, please visit the following address (http://ecampus.dcccd.edu) and select the Operating Systems and Browsers for eCampus v. 9.1 link. 

To open your Internet Explorer browser, double click the desktop shortcut.

The Internet Explorer Browser Opens. Note: You should periodically clear the cache files and your browser’s cookies. 

This will allow your browser to function more efficiently and may solve problems with web sites. 

Select the Tools button. 

Select the Internet Options menu item. 

Select the Delete button. 

To delete your Cache, make sure you have a check mark in the checkbox next to Temporary Internet files. 

To delete your Cookies files, make sure you have a check mark in the checkbox next to Cookies. 

Select the Delete button. 

Select OK.

Internet Explorer will report that it has deleted its browsing history. 

To open your Mozilla Firefox browser, double click the desktop shortcut. 

The Mozilla Firefox Browser Opens. 

Note: You should periodically clear the cache files and your browser’s cookies. 

This will allow your browser to function more efficiently and may solve problems with web sites. Select the History button. 

Select the Clear Recent History menu item. 

To clear your entire cache, from the Time range to clear, select Everything. 

To clear the cookies and cache, select their checkboxes. 

Select Clear Now. 

To open your Google Chrome browser, double click the desktop shortcut. 

The Google Chrome Browser Opens. 

Note: You should periodically clear the cache files and your browser’s cookies. 

This will allow your browser to function more efficiently and may solve problems with web sites. 

In the browser bar, type the following: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData and press Enter on your keyboard. 

Select the items you want to clear. 

To clear your entire cache, select the beginning of time menu item. 

Select Clear browsing data. 

To open your Safari browser, double click the desktop shortcut. 

The Safari Browser Opens Select the Safari menu item. 

Select the Reset Safari menu item. 

Select the items you want to reset. 

For Safari, the Remove all website data menu item covers both cache and cookies. 

Select Reset.