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How to Clear Browser’s Cache and Cookies

Jan 13, 2021


Cleaning browser's cache and cookies for different browsers
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Clearing browser’s cache and cookies

Wondering, how to clear cache and cookies from the browser from the one that you use, Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, or Safari.

In this article, you will know “What is browser’s cache and cookies“, “Why browser’s cache and cookies should be cleared“, and “How to clear browser’s cache” in detail.

what is a browser?

A browser is a software application, used to access information on the internet and intranet.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol is the key to retrieve text, images, and videos that you request through the browser.

Generally, you know browser as  Google Chrome Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Firefox, Opera Opera, MS Edge Microsoft Edge, and etc.

Know more about a Browser here.

What is browser cache and cookies?

Browser cache is the information that is stored locally about the webpage you want to visit. It can contain HTML files, CSS style sheets, JavaScript scripts, graphic images, and other multimedia content.

This technique is used to serve the webpage faster, then pulling the webpage files again and again from the origin server which makes any webpage load slow.

Cookies stores user choices on the local machine and on the server as well, it contains browsing sessions and the temporary tracking data.

Why you should clear browser cache and cookies?

Browser cache serves stored webpages, images, and information, if there is any change in that particular website, your browser might not serve the updated content from the webserver.
This leads to insecurity, incomplete information, and webpage errors.

To eliminate errors, it is recommended that you frequently clear the browser’s cache and cookies.

If you are an Xfinity user, you could encounter an error “Please clear your Browser’s cache” TVAPP-00100, there also you have to clear the browser cache to fix the problem.

Let’s see how to clear browser cache and cookies for your browser

Chrome browser data
firefox browser cache clean
MS Edge browser cache cleaning
Opera cache cleaning

Pro tip

Use Ctrl + Shift + Del, the keyboard shortcut that takes you to the “browser data cleaning” screen in almost any browser, where you can easily choose the cache and cookies options to clear them out.

More support articles on   Firefox | Google Chrome | MS Edge

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