Clear cache on your web browser

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Clear cache on your web browser

Whenever you visit certain websites, temporary internet files and cookies are stored on your computer to keep a memory of the sites you’ve visited. These stored files can be helpful to access information faster but can clog your computer’s disk space. It’s a good idea to occasionally clean your disk space by clearing your cookies, cache, history and footprints. Keep in mind: When you clear your cookies, cache, history and footprints, you may lose information in your shopping cart, customized pages, websites you’ve visited and AOL Radio presets.

First, determine which browsers you would like to clear your cookies, cache, history and footprints, and then choose from the links below to learn how.

To clear cache, cookies and history in Internet Explorer 7.0:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
3. On the General tab, in the Browsing history section, click Delete.
4. In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Delete files to clear the cache.
5. Click Yes.
6. Click Close.
7. Click OK.

To clear cache, cookies and history in Internet Explorer 6.0:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
3. On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet files section, click Delete Files.
4. Check the Delete all offline content check box.
5. Click OK.
6. Click OK.

To clear cache, cookies and history for Firefox for Windows:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Clear Private Data.
3. Click Browsing History and Cache, uncheck other options by clicking them, and then click Clear Private Data Now.

To clear cache, cookies and history for Firefox for Mac:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
2. Click the Firefox menu, and then click Preferences.
3. Click the Privacy tab.
4. In the Private Data section, click Clear Now.
5. Close the Preferences window.

To clear cache, cookies and history for Safari:
1. Open Safari.
2. Click the Safari menu, and then click Empty Cache.
3. Click Empty.
4. Click the Safari menu, and then click Preferences.
5. In the Security window, click the Bookmarks tab.
6. Click Show Cookies.
7. Click Remove All, and then click Done.
8. Click the History menu, scroll down to the end of the list, and then click Clear History.



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Last updated: 03-24-2011
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