How to clear your web browser's cache, cookies, and history

This tutorial will show you step by step how to clear your web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Brave, and Vivaldi.

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Clearing your internet history in:

Web browser's cache, cookies, and history

When you browse the internet your web browser will store data, such as cached images, cookies, browsing history, download history, passwords, site preferences, search history, and other data of the websites you visit.

A web browser stores your internet history, so that the next time you visit that website again, it will load faster because it doesn't need to download and load all the images and other files again – since they're already are stored in the cache on your computer.

But:

Sometimes you will need to clear your web browser's cache, cookies, and history for reasons, like:

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Clear browsing data window will appear.

3. You will have the following two options:

4. At Time range, you select a time range (e.g., All time, Last hour, etc.).

5. Select everything you want to delete.

6. Click on the CLEAR DATA button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in google chrome

Google Chrome will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Clear All History window will appear.

3. At Time range to clear, you select a time range (e.g., Everything, Last hour, etc.).

4. At Details, you select everything you want to delete.

5. Click on the Clear Now button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in mozilla firefox

Mozilla Firefox will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Opera

1. Open Opera.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Clear browsing data window will appear.

3. At Obliterate the following items, you select a time range (e.g., the beginning of time, the past hour, etc.).

4. Select everything you want to delete.

5. Click on the Clear browsing data button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in opera

Opera will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Clear browsing data sidebar will appear.

3. Select everything you want to delete.

4. Click on the Clear button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in microsoft edge

Microsoft Edge will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Brave

1. Open Brave.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Clear browsing data window will appear.

3. Toggle everything you want to delete.

4. Click on the Clear button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in brave

Brave will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Vivaldi

1. Open Vivaldi.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Clear Private Data window will appear.

3. At Delete Data for, you select a time range (e.g., All Time, Past hour, etc.).

4. Select everything you want to delete.

5. Click on the Clear Browsing Data button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in vivaldi

Vivaldi will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).

How to clear a web browser's cache, cookies, and history in Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Press the [CTRL], [SHIFT] and [DELETE] keys on your keyboard.

Note: The [DELETE] key is on some keyboards shown as [DEL].

A Delete Browsing History window will appear.

3. Select everything you want to delete.

4. Click on the Delete button.

clear web browser's cache, cookies, and history in internet explorer

Internet Explorer will now clear your internet history (cache, cookies, saved passwords, browsing history, etc.).