What is a browser cache and how to I clear it?

Your browser’s cache refers to temporary files that are stored on your computer, including pictures, Flash files, sound effects, and other elements from all the web pages you have ever accessed. The next time you go to these websites they are not loaded from scratch, but rather from the cache, which speeds up loading time.

How to clear out your cache:
For Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Yandex Browser:
In an open (and active) browser window, press the key combination “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “Delete.” In the window that appears, select “Everything/For all time,” check “Cache,” and then select “Delete now/Clear history.”

For Opera:
1. On the browser’s side menu select “Settings” and press “Alt”+“P” (in the active browser window).
2. On the left side of the menu that appears select “Security” and then “Clear browsing history.”
3. Under “Clear the following elements” select “From the beginning.”
4. Check “Clear cache” and make sure all the other boxes are unchecked.
5. To close the “Settings” window and complete the process, select “Clear browsing history.”


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