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Clearing your browser's cache - Internet Explorer

Web browsers are designed to download web pages and store them locally on your computer's hard drive in an area called the 'cache'. This is normally used when re-visiting a web page so that the information on it loads more quickly than the first time you visited.

Information stored in the cache can include; images, sounds, web pages and even cookies. Once the cache has filled up, your computer's performance can slow down, so it's advisable that you regularly clear the cache for the best performance.

To clear your browser's cache follow the steps below:

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, 5.0, 6.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools in the upper toolbar.
  3. Click Internet Options to open Internet Properties.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Click Delete Files under 'Temporary Internet Files'.
  6. Check Delete all offline content.
  7. Click OK on the 'Delete Files' dialog box.
  8. Click Apply and then OK.

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools in the upper toolbar or click on the 'Tools' icon.
  3. Click Internet Options to open Internet Properties.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Click Delete under 'Browsing History'.
  6. Click Delete Files under 'Temporary Internet Files'.
  7. Click Yes on the 'Delete Files' dialog box.
  8. Click Close and then OK.

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Tools in the upper toolbar and select Options.
  2. Click the Privacy icon.
  3. Click Clear (across from the 'Cache' option).
  4. Click OK.
  5. Exit and re-launch the browser.

 


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