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Delete Cookies, Clear Cache and Browsing Data – Computer Web Browser

Many Internet browser quirks and issues can be resolved by deleting your cookies or clearing your cache. Here are instructions on how to do this:

Google Chrome – macOS or Windows

In the Google Chrome address bar type chrome://history, press Enter/Return and select Clear browsing data on the lefthand side. In the Clear browsing data window change Time range to All time.  Make certain Browsing History, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files are checked. Select Clear data. Quit and relaunch Google Chrome. For further instruction, visit this Google Chrome Support article.

Mozilla Firefox – macOS

In Mozilla Firefox select History from the menu bar at top, then select Clear Recent History in the drop down menu. Change Time range to clear:  to Everything. Make certain Browsing & Download History, Active Logins, Form & Search History, Cookies, and Cache are checked. Click on Clear Now. Quit and relaunch Mozilla Firefox.  For further instruction, visit this Mozilla Firefox Support article.

Mozilla Firefox – Windows

In Mozilla Firefox select the Menu button (three horizontal lines) near the upper right of the Web browser and choose the Preferences (gear) button.  Select Privacy & Security on the lefthand side.  Go to Cookies and Site Data. Select Clear Data… In the Clear Data window make certain Cookies and Site Data and Cached Web Content are checked.  Click on Clear. Quit and relaunch Mozilla Firefox. For further instruction, visit this Mozilla Firefox Support article.

Microsoft Internet Explorer – Windows

In Microsoft Internet Explorer select the Tools (gear) icon near the upper right of the Web browser. Select Safety and Delete browsing history… in the drop down menus. In the Delete Browsing History window uncheck Preserve Favorites website data, and make certain Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, Form data, and Passwords are checked. Click on Delete. Quit and relaunch Microsoft Internet Explorer.  For further instruction, visit this Microsoft Internet Explorer Support article.

Microsoft Edge – Windows

In Microsoft Edge select the Settings button (three dots in a horizontal line) near the upper right of the Web browser. Select Settings at the bottom of the drop down menu. In the Settings menu, locate Clear browsing data and select Choose what to clear. In the Clear browsing data menu make certain Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data, Cached data and files, Download history, Form data, and Passwords are checked. Click on Clear. Quit and relaunch Microsoft Edge.  For further instruction, visit this Microsoft Edge Support article.

Apple Safari – macOS

In Apple Safari select History from the menu bar at top, then select Clear History… In the box that opens, set the Clear menu to all history.  Click on Clear History. Quit and relaunch Apple Safari.  For further instruction, visit this Apple Safari Support article.

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Last updated by goodspeed_chris on 2020-01-24 05:16:48

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