Deleting temporary internet files (cache), cookies (website data) and browser history on a regular basis removes any corrupted content, releases system resources and frees up hard drive space.

  • The temporary internet files (cache) folder stores webpage content so that the next time you visit the cached website it only needs to download new content and can load more efficiently.
  • Cookies (website data) are files stored on your computer by websites to save your preferences and login information.
  • The browser history is a record of web sites you have visited and is stored on your computer.

Select your browser from the list below for instructions on how to delete temporary internet files, cookies and browser history.

 

 

 

Internet Explorer Icon

Internet Explorer

 

 
  1. In Internet Explorer:
    • Windows users: Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete at the same time.
    • Mac users: Press Command + Shift + Delete at the same time.
  2. The Delete Browsing History dialog box will appear. Select the information you want to clear and then choose Delete.
Edge Icon

Microsoft Edge

 

 
  1. Select Hub and then History.
  2. Choose Clear all history.
  3. Select the types of data or files you want to remove and then select Clear.

 

Apple Safari Icon

Safari

 

 
  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Select Reset Safari and then choose the items you want to reset.
  3. Select Reset to remove the browser's history.

 

Mozilla Firefox Icon

Firefox

 

 
  1. Select the Menu button.
  2. Choose History and then Clear Recent History.
  3. Select the time range for which you'd like to clear your browser history.
  4. Select the arrow next to Details to choose what information will be cleared (e.g. Cookies, Cache, Browsing and Download History) and then choose Clear Now.

For more information, visit Mozilla support.

 

Google Chrome Icon

Chrome

 
 
 
  1. Open the Menu at the top right of your browser window.
  2. Select More tools and then Clear browsing data.
  3. Choose the type of information you wish to remove.
  4. Select Beginning of time from the drop down menu to delete everything.
  5. Choose Clear browsing data.