How to Clear Your Cache: Internet Explorer

By December 14, 2017Content, Design, Tutorial

Caching Problems?

As explained in our previous post of this series; “How to Clear Your Cache: Google Chrome”, clearing your cache is beneficial because it allows website edits to show up properly, and helps with privacy and security.

Computer screen with refresh symbol on web page

A cache is a place where files are stored temporarily. When visiting a website, your browser saves (caches) various pieces of the site. This process is not necessarily a bad thing, because it allows for quick load time and increased performance when revisiting the site. Caching can even, and often does, employ on the server side to help websites load faster for new visitors.

Each browser has a slightly different approach in clearing their cache, which is why we have broken up the subject into a four part series. We have selected the browsers most commonly used to best help navigate you through the necessary steps.

Below is our helpful infographic, explaining the steps for clearing your cache in Firefox, on both Desktop and Mobile:

Infographic on how to clear your cache in internet explorer on desktop and mobile

Added Benefits

In the past, your saved passwords would be lost during a cache refresh; however many browsers (such as Internet Explorer) have added the option to choose what gets cleared when you empty your browsing data. Our recommendation is to always clear your “Cached Images and Files” at minimum.

Stay tuned for future posts on the ‘How To Clear Your Cache’ series. Next week we will feature Firefox.

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