Clearing Your Browser Cache, Cookies, and History

In most computer-based web browsers, to open menus used to clear your cache, cookies, and history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows). If this doesn't work, follow the appropriate instructions for your browser using this web tool at RefreshYourCache.com.

What is a Cache?

A cache is temporary storage of data such as photos in your web browser that enables previously visited websites to load faster. This prevents you from having to re-download all of the data every time you visit the site.

What is a Cookie?

An cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website that contains your preferences and settings for that particular website. This is how a website "remembers" you when you visit it again.

What is Browser History?

Browser history refers to the list of web pages you have visited recently which is recorded by your web browser for a certain period of time.

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