What is cache (pronounced as cash)? It’s simply temporary storage of information by sites, browsers and applications. This makes the websites or browsers you’ve previously visited load faster since data is available in the local folder, in this case, the browser. The data can be scripts, images or any other type of media.
But there’s the downside of caching where you’re more vulnerable to hacking and possible breach of privacy from users of the PC. Clearing cache means ‘emptying the storage’ thus helps protects your privacy and also saves storage space. Keep in mind that you’ll have the option to delete saved passwords and information you might need so you must clear the cache with moderation.
Click on the menu (three stacked dots)
Option 1; Go to the history icon and in the drop-down click ‘History’
On your top-left side, click on ‘Clear browsing data’
A new tab will open and a pop-up with the option to clear basic or advanced data
Select the data and time-range you want to clear then click ‘clear data’. Remember ‘all time’ will delete everything, including passwords you once saved in the browser.
Option 2; Go to ‘More tools’
Select ‘clear browsing data’ and choose the data you want to clear (similar to option 1).
Click on ‘clear data’ and that’s it!
Option 3; Click on settings
Scroll down to the advanced options
Under the privacy and security menu, click on clear browsing data’
A pop-up menu will appear, deselect any other option to remain with ‘caches image and files’
If you need to clear any other data you can select it as well.
Select the time-frame you need to delete the data in the ‘time-range’ drop-down.
Hit ‘Clear data’ button.
Go to the menu button on the top right-hand side (highlighted below).
Click on History> Clear Recent History
You’ll get a pop-up with a drop-down of the time-range you want to clear information.
Selecting everything clears all your cache.
Select the data you want to clear below, in this case, we’re interested in clearing ‘cookies and cache. ‘
Click on ‘clear now’ and close the browser. Re-open it and your cache is all cleared.
On your safari browser, follow this path; Preferences>Privacy
Click ‘Remove All Website Data’
A confirmation message will appear. Click ‘Remove now’ the data will be removed.
Close the preference, quit browser then re-launch your browser.