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:
Not only does clearing your cache allow for changes to show up properly, it also helps with privacy and security.In the past, your saved passwords would be lost during a cache refresh; however many browsers (such as Firefox) 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 Safari.
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