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How To Clear Your Browser Cache
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How To Clear Your Browser Cache

Lets start by understanding what is a browser cache.
The browser cache is a temporary storage location on your computer for files downloaded by your browser to display websites. Files that are cached locally include any documents that make up a website, such as html files, CSS style sheets, JavaScript scripts, as well as graphic images and other multimedia content. When you revisit a website, the browser checks which content was updated in the meantime and only downloads updated files or what is not already stored in the cache. This reduces bandwidth usage on both the user and server side and allows the page to load faster. Hence, the cache is especially useful when you have a slow or limited Internet connection.

Complex Method: Let's start with Google Chrome:
Click on the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Tools.
Select Clear browsing data.
A dialogue window will appear, providing you with a list of checkboxes for the types of information that you wish to have removed.
You can also set how far back in your browsers history you wish to have removed.
Once, you have selected the types of information you wish to remove, click Clear browsing data.

Simple Method: Google chrome force cache clear:
When hiting the desired website you can press ctrl+shift+r and chrome will do a forced flush of the cache.

Complex Method: Safari on a Mac (only)
Launch Safari.
Click the Safari menu and select Empty Cache.
Click the Empty button in the dialog box that appears to confirm the deletion of your cache.
When your computer is finished, close all instances of Safari. Launch a new Safari browser window.

Simple Method: Safari force cache clear:
When hiting the desired website you can press cmd+r and safari will do a forced flush of the cache (Mac Only)
When hiting the desired website you can press Ctrl + F5 and safari will do a forced flush of the cache (Pc Only)