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How do I clear my browser history to see changes to a website?

This article gives you an instruction how to empety our cache (browser history) in the most common internet browsers. The browsers that are mentioned in this article are Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. The instructions are especially for Windows users.

Index

1. What is Cache?
2. Why do I need to empty my cache?
3. Empty your cache in Internet Explorer
4. Empty your cache in Firefox
5. Empty your cache in Google Chrome

1. What is cache?

A cache is a storage point where data is saved to get faster access to data on a certain web page. This data is not visible so you don't know from which source the data is from.

2. Why do I need to empty my cache?

A web page changes many times. A cache ensures that you will see the old web page untill you empty your cache. Nothing will change when you refresh the page, because the old files are stored in your cache. The browser will load the old files and project the old version of the web page. By empty your cache in your browser, the web page will show the new files. 

How do I empty my cache?

You can empty your cache in just a few steps. Below you find the instructies to delete empty your cache.

3. Empty your cache in Internet Explorer

- Open your browser and press the following button combination on the key board: Ctrl + Shift + Delete.
- You will see the following pop up:

  

- Click on the following options: Temporary internetfiles and website files, cookies and website details.
- After clicking on the options, you can click on delete. If this is the first time, it will take about three minutes to delete your cache. 
- Restart your browser and go to the website. You will see the changes now.

4. Empty your cache in Firefox

- Open your browser and press the following button combination on the key board: Ctrl + Shift + Delete.
- You will see the following pop up:

- Click on details
- Click on the follwing options: Form and search history, cookies, buffer and active sign ups.
- After clicking on the options, you can click on delete. If this is the first time, it will take about three minutes to delete your cache. 
- Restart your browser and go to the website. You will see the changes now.

5. Empty your cache in Google Chrome

- Open your browser and press the following button combination on the key board: Ctrl + Shift + Delete.
- You will see the following pop up:

- Click on the following options: cookies and other site- and plug-in details and cached pictures and files.
- After clicking on the options, you can click on delete. If this is the first time, it will take about three minutes to delete your cache.
- Restart your browser and go to the website. You will see the changes now.

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