How do I clear my browser cache on a PC?

A browser cache stores copies of web pages you visit which allows the pages to load faster. Clearing the cache helps keep pages updated with the correct information.

Internet Explorer

To learn more about clearing your cache in Internet Explorer, visit Microsoft Support.

  1. In the Internet Explorer menu bar, click the Settings icon.
  2. Select the Internet Options link.
  3. Under the Browsing history heading, click the Delete button.
  4. Check the Temporary Internet files and website files and Cookies and website data checkboxes. Remove the check for the Preserve Favorites website data checkbox.
  5. Click the Delete button.


To learn more about clearing your cache in Edge, visit Microsoft Support.

  1. In the Edge menu bar, click the Hub icon.
  2. To view your browsing history, click the History icon.
  3. Click the Clear all history link.
  4. Choose the types of data or files you want to remove. Select the Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files checkboxes.
  5. Click the Clear button.


To learn more about clearing your cache in Chrome, visit Google Support.

  1. In the Chrome browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu icon.
  2. Click the More Tools link.
  3. Click the Clear browsing data link.
  4. Use the drop-down menu to select the time range you want to clear browsing data.
  5. Clear browsing data by selecting checkboxes. Select the Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files checkboxes.
  6. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.


To learn more about clearing your cache in Firefox, visit Firefox Support.

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Open menu icon.
  2. Select the Options icon.
  3. Select the Advanced icon, then select the Network tab.
  4. Under the Cached Web Content heading, click the Clear Now button.