Clearing a Browser Cache
Posted by Joseph Paolinelli on 13 October 2011 12:08 PM
What is a Browser Cache
The Browser Cache holds internet web page information and files so that when you return to a page you have been to previously, it will load more quickly. In many cases this is a very useful feature.
Reasons to Clear your Browser Cache
Clearing your browser cache is a simple bit of preventative maintenance that you can perform. It can prevent and resolve several common issues including:
Instructions to clear a Browser Cache for specific browsers
For instructions on how to clear your cache, please click the link that most closely matches the browser which you use. If you use multiple browsers, you may want to clear the cache for each one.
If you are using an older version of a browser listed here, we would recommend visiting the website of the browser's provider (Apple for Safari, etc.) and downloading the latest released version before you do anything else.
Instructions for clearing the cache on several supported browsers are below (you may also find this information directly from the website of the browser provider)
Clearing the Cache: Internet Explorer 8.x
Here's how to clear your Internet Explorer 8.x cache:
Clearing the Cache: Firefox 3.6x
Here's how to clear your Mozilla Firefox (version 3.6x) cache:
Clearing the Cache: Chrome
Here's how to clear your Google Chrome cache (Windows and Linux users):
Here's how to clear your Google Chrome cache (Mac users):
Clearing the Cache: Safari
Here's how to clear your browser cache in the Safari browser
My Browser isn't listed
Many browsers which may display and run Atari browser based games may not be in this list. Though these browsers may not be officially supported, you should be able to find instructions for clearing your browser cache on the website for the browser provider.
Be sure to only use instructions from sites that you trust.
Although it's not required by all browsers, restarting your browser after clearing the cache is a good idea. Depending on your system and browser selection, it may be a good idea to restart the computer as well.