In order to speed up web browsing, browsers are designed to download web pages and then store them locally on your machine in an area called the “cache”. The next time you visit a website, your computer will draw from the cache instead of having to re-download all the site content, which allows for faster display times when browsing the internet. However, since your computer is pulling from “memory” instead of downloading the website with each visit, you may end up viewing an outdated version of the site. To ensure that you are able to view the newest version of the site or pages, you can clear your cache by following the instructions provided for your web browser below.
Internet Explorer version 6:
From the top menu, click “Tools” then “Internet Options”
It should open to the “General” tab. In the middle of the dialog box will be a “Temporary Internet files” section.
Click “Delete Files,” and then click “OK”
Internet Explorer version 7:
From the menu at the top right, select “Tools”
A dialog box with several options will appear
Click the “Delete files” button next to “Temporary Internet Files”
From the top menu, click “Tools” then “Clear Private Data”
Be sure that “Cache” has a check mark next to it
Click “Clear Private Data Now”
From the ‘My AOL’ menu, on the AOL toolbar, Click ‘Preferences’, Then Click ‘WWW’
Look for the ‘Temporary Internet Files’
Click ‘Delete Files’, then click ‘OK’.
Safari (for Macintosh):
Click the “Safari” menu and select “Empty Cache.”
Click “Empty” on the “Are you sure” message box.
Exit and relaunch the browser.