How do I clear my browser cache?

Updated 5 months ago by Lawrence

Sometimes you will need to clear your browser cache before you will see a change we have made to Purple Mash. The way of doing this depends on the browser you are using:

Firefox

In the top-left corner of the browser window you will see an orange button labelled "Firefox". Press this and a menu will come up (see screenshot 1), showing "Bookmarks, history, downloads", etc... hover your mouse over "history" and a second menu will come up. Click "Clear Recent History" and a window will pop up (see screenshot 2). Make sure "Browsing & Download History" and "Cache" are ticked. Press "Clear Now". The menu will close itself. Now close your browser and reopen it.

Congratulations, your browser cache has now been cleared.

Firefox - Screenshot 1 (the menu)
Firefox - Screenshot 1 (the menu)
Firefox - Screenshot 2 (the window)
Firefox - Screenshot 2 (the window)

Chrome

In the top-right corner, next to the address bar, is a button with three horizontal lines. Click this button and a menu will appear showing "New tab, New window", etc... (see screenshot 1) about halfway down, you'll see an option labelled "History". Click this. You will be taken to a page showing your browser history (see screenshot 2). Click the "Clear all browsing data" button. A window will pop up (see screenshot 3). Make sure the "Clear browsing history" and "Empty the cache" options are ticked. Press "Clear browsing data". Close your browser and reopen it.

Congratulations, your browser cache has now been cleared.

Chrome - Screenshot 1 (the menu)
Chrome - Screenshot 1 (the menu)
Chrome - Screenshot 2 (your history page)
Chrome - Screenshot 2 (your history page)
Chrome - Screenshot 3 (the window)
Chrome - Screenshot 3 (the window)


Internet Explorer

In the top-right corner, just below the close button, you should see a little cog icon next to a star and a house. Click the cog. A menu will come up showing "Print, File, Zoom", etc... (see screenshot 1). Click the one labelled "Internet options". A window will pop up will pop up (see screenshot 2). You should see a section called "Browsing history" about halfway down. If you don't see it, make sure you are on the General tab - see the top of the window. Click the "Delete" button in Browsing history. A second window will pop up (see screenshot 3). Make sure "Temporary internet files" is selected. Press the "Delete" button. Close your browser and reopen it.

Congratulations, your browser cache has now been cleared.

Internet Explorer - Screenshot 1 (the menu)
Internet Explorer - Screenshot 1 (the menu)
Internet Explorer - Screenshot 2 (the first window)
Internet Explorer - Screenshot 2 (the first window)
Internet Explorer - Screenshot 3 (the second window)
Internet Explorer - Screenshot 3 (the second window)

Safari (on iPad)

Find the settings icon on your iPad. Click it.

Scroll down to the Safari option. Click it. 

Scroll down to Clear History and Website Data. Select that.

You will be prompted to confirm that you want to clear the browser history: Press Clear to complete.


Browser is not listed

We have included instructions for the main ones but there is always a chance you are using a browser we have not mentioned here. If so, drop us a line and let us know which browser you are using and we will gladly guide you through it.


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