How to clear your Web Browsers Cache, Cookies and History.

On some occasions you may find that you’ll need to clear your browsers Cache, Cookies and History.  Please note this deletes Saved Passwords, Autofill forms, etc, but often this is the only way to resolve Website Accessibility issues with a browser you have been using for a long time.

If you’re unsure on how to do so, then here’s a little guide to help you;

Mobile browsers

 

Android

  • Go to Settings and choose Apps or Application Manager.
  • Swipe to the All tab.
  • In the list of installed apps, find and tap your web browser. Tap Clear Data and then Clear Cache.
  • Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Chrome for Android

  • Touch Chrome menu > Settings.
  • Touch (Advanced) Privacy.
  • Touch Clear browsing data.
  • Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Safari (Apple iOS)

  • Open your Settings app.
  • Tap Safari.
  • Tap Clear History and Website Data and confirm.
  • Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Chrome for iOS

  • Touch Chrome menu > Settings.
  • Touch Privacy.
  • Choose the data type you want to clear.
  • Touch Clear.
  • Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Desktop browsers

 

Chrome

  • In the browser bar, enter:chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  • Select the following:
  • Browsing history
  • Download history
  • Cookies and other site and plug-in data
  • Cached images and filesFrom the Obliterate the following items from: drop-down menu, you can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information. To clear your entire cache, select the beginning of time.
  • Click Clear browsing data.
  • Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Firefox

  • From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.
  • From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  • Next to “Details”, click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.
  • Click Clear Now.
  • Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Microsoft Edge

 

  • In the top right, click the Hub icon (looks like three horizontal lines).
  • Click the History icon, and then select Clear all history.
  • Select Browsing history, then Cookies and saved website data, and then Cached data and files. Click Clear.
  • After the “All Clear!” message appears, exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.