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How do I clear my browser's cookies and other data?

Please see the following sections to find out how you can clear browsing history, content and cookies - this can be useful if you are having problems, for example, viewing a website

Google Chrome

  1. In the browser bar, enter the following: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  2. Select the following:
    • Browsing history
    • Download history
    • Cookies and other site data
    • Cached images and files
  1. From the "Clear the following items from" drop-down menu (note that precise wording for this has changed over time), you can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information. To clear your entire cache, select All time.
  2. Click CLEAR DATA
  3. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History. If the menu bar is hidden, press ALT to make it visible
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything
  3. Next to "Details", click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select All Items
  4. Click Clear Now
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser

Microsoft Edge

  1. In the top right, click the 3 dots icon and then click on Settings
  2. Clickthe option Privacy & Security and then under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear
  3. Select Browsing history, then Cookies and Saved Website Data, and then Cached data and files. Click Clear
  4. After the All Clear! message appears, exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser

Internet Explorer 11

  1. Select Tools > Delete browsing history.... If the menu bar is hidden, press ALT to make it visible
  2. Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select:
    • Temporary Internet files or Temporary Internet files and website files
    • Cookies or Cookies and website data
    • History
  3. Click Delete. You will see a confirmation at the bottom of the window when the process is complete
  4. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser

Opera

  1. From the Opera menu, select Settings, then Privacy & Security, and then Clear browsing data....
  2. In the dialog box that opens, from the "Obliterate the following items from:" drop-down menu, select The beginning of time
  3. Select the following:
    • Browsing history
    • Download history
    • Cookies and other site data
    • Cached images and files
  4. Click Clear browsing data
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser

Safari 8 and later

  1. From the Safari menu, select Clear History... or Clear History and Website Data....
  2. Select the desired time range, and then click Clear History
  3. Go to Safari > Quit Safari or press Command-Q to exit the browser completely

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