When we browse the internet, our web browsers store some data as cache in order to give you a better user experience and to serve content faster to decrease page load times.
Over time, the cache memory accumulates and will seriously slow down browsing and negatively impact your browsing experience.
It might also be that a new version of a website or web application has been released.
Clearing browser cache will help to load the latest version.
Clearing the cached memory of your browser is an ideal thing to do periodically.
The exact steps to clear cache on your browsers may vary based on what browser you are using.
Below are the steps to clear cache on different web browsers. [For a visual guide - click HERE.]
To clear the cache memory on Google Chrome:
Click on the three dot menu on the top right corner
Hover your mouse over More Tools.
Click on clear browsing data
From the following window select cached media and files
Click on Clear data.
Your browser cache is now cleared. You can also get to the clear browsing data window by opening a new tab and using the key combinations ctrl+alt+del on your keyboard. On a Mac device use command+alt+del.
To clear cache memory on Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the hamburger menu on the top right corner
Click on History from the dropdown menu
Click on clear recent history from the following menu
From the following popup, check the cache checkbox, set the time range to everything and click on OK.
The cached memory on your browser will be cleared.
To clear cached data on an Opera browser:
Click on the hamburger menu to bring up the easy setup popup.
Scroll down and find the Privacy and Security section.
Click on the Clear Button beside Browsing Data.
From the following window click the Cached images and files checkbox and click on Clear data.
After you clear the cache memory on your browser i recommend you to close and reopen your web browser for the best results.