Emptying cache in browser

Modified on Thu, 29 Dec, 2022 at 4:18 PM

When using a browser, data are being stored. This is called caching. The information may sometimes be incomplete, or prevent the storing of new information. E.g.: you just completed a course, but in the browser the status still shows as 'Started'. When you clear your browser cache, the latest version of the page or software will appear. Clearing cache can allow the correct data to be shown and problems to be solved.

Below, you will find instructions for clearing cache in various browsers:

Internet Explorer

  • Click on Extra/Settings (cog icon top right in the task bar)
  • Click on: Safety > Delete Browsing history or General > Delete (depending on the IE version you are using)
  • Tick the boxes for the data you want to delete.
  • Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Del

Google Chrome

  • Click on the three dashes in the top right corner and select Settings > Show advanced settings > Clear browsing data.
  • Tick the boxes for the data you want to delete.
  • Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Del


  • Click on the Menu icon and choose Options
  • Select Advanced
  • Click on 'Clear now'

Other shortcuts (reload page):

  • Ctrl + Shift + R
  • Ctrl + F5

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