Clear Browsing Data - Cookies and Cache

When you visit websites, temporary internet files and cookies are stored on your computer. These stored files can help access information faster but can affect your browser's functionality.

ITS recommends that you periodically clear the cache and cookies to allow your browser to function more efficiently.

Microsoft Edge

In Microsoft Edge , you can delete all cookies or cookies from a specific website. You can also set Edge to automatically delete cookies every time you close your Edge browser. Learn more by visiting Microsoft's Knowledge Base: Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge.


You can remove all records that Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you choose. If your Mac and your other Apple devices have Safari turned on in iCloud settings, your browsing history is removed from all of them. Clearing your browsing history in Safari doesn’t clear any browsing histories kept independently by websites you visited. Learn more by visiting Apple's Knowledge Base: Clear your browsing history in Safari on Mac.


The Firefox cache temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites you visit in order to speed up your browsing experience. This article describes how to clear the cache. Learn more by visiting  Mozilla's Knowledge Base: How to clear the Firefox cache.

Google Chrome

When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites. Learn more by visiting Google's Knowledge Base: Clear cache & cookies

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Contact the ITS Help Desk in the Library Room 230 or at (203) 254-4069 for assistance.