When you visit certain websites, temporary internet files and cookies are stored on your computer. For more information, read our help article What are cookies?. These stored files can help 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 customized pages, websites you've visited, information in a shopping cart and AOL Radio presets.
Before you begin, you’ll need to know the version of the browser you’re using. Unsure which version you’re using? Check out our help article How do I find the version of my web browser?
To clear your cookies, cache, history and footprints, select your browser from the list below:
- Microsoft Edge (Windows 10) (Click on the Microsoft Edge header)
- Internet Explorer 9.0 (Steps also apply to Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11)
- Internet Explorer 8.0
- Internet Explorer 7.0
- Internet Explorer 6.0
- Firefox 3.6
- Firefox 3.5
- Firefox 3.0
- Firefox 4 and above
- Netscape Navigator
- Google Chrome
- AOL Desktop Software (Browser Settings header)
- AOL software for Mac
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