A web/Browser cache is a mechanism for the temporary storage (caching) of web documents, such as HTML pages and images, to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag. A web cache stores copies of documents passing through it; subsequent requests may be satisfied from the cache if certain conditions are met. Google’s cache link in its search results provides a way of retrieving information from websites that have recently gone down and a way of retrieving data more quickly than by clicking the direct link.
- Google Chrome:
– Click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the browser to the right. Click settings on the bottom of the menu. A faster way to get there is to press ^ Control+⇧ Shift+⌦ Delete on a PC, or if you’re using a Mac ⇧ Shift+⌘ Command+⌦ Delete
– Click on ‘Show Advanced Settings’
– Click ‘Clear Browsing data’ and make sure only cached images and files ‘check box’ is ticked.
- Internet Explorer 8 and Higher:
-Once your browser is open, click the gear icon at the top right to open the Settings menu. Then, select Safety and Delete Browsing History….
– You can also click Tools and select Delete Browsing History… if you have a menu bar.
– Alternately, you may simply press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the Delete Browsing History window.
-Select Temporary Internet Files. You will also need to uncheck all of the other boxes, especially Preserve Favorites website data. This option makes the window also delete objects from websites in your Favorites folder, which is necessary to completely clear your cache. Then Click Delete.
- Safari (Mac OS X)
– Once your browser is open, click the Safari menu and select Empty Cache.
– Click Empty.
- Firefox :
– (PC) Open Firefox, Press Alt+H to open History Menu. Then Click ‘Clear Recent History’.
– (MAC) from the Tools menu, select ‘Clear Recent History’
– Alternately, you can press ⇧ Shift+⌘ Command+⌦ Delete.
– Select ‘Eveything in time range and Click ‘Cache’. Then Click ‘Clear Now’.