Clear Browser Settings

See below for instructions on how to clear the browser settings:

 

Google Chrome:

Firefox:

Microsoft Edge Browser:

Apple/Mac Safari Browser:

 

Google Chrome:

Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser by clicking the Chrome Icon.

NOTE: This icon can be on your desktop, in the start menu, or on your taskbar.

Step 2: Once opened, click the three dotson the top right of the browser and click “Clear browsing data” to bring up the general settings screen for Chrome.  

 

Step 3: Click “Privacy and Security” on the left of the screen. Then click “Clear Browsing Data” as shown in the picture below.

 

Step 4: Make sure the check boxes are selected as shown below. You can also click on the “Time Range” drop-down menu to select a different timeframe. 

Once your selections are made, click the “Clear data” button as shown in the picture below.

NOTE: Once this is complete, it is recommended that you close all your browser windows and re-open the browser as noted in Step 1.

NOTE: If you are having browser issues or recently had malware, pop-ups, or similar on your device, it is also recommended that you click "Reset Settings" on the left side of the settings menu (as shown in the screenshot for Step 3).

 

Firefox

Step 1: Open the Firefox browser by clicking the Firefox icon.

  

NOTE: This icon can be on your desktop, in the start menu, or on your taskbar.

 

Step 2: Once opened, click the three lines  on the top right of the browser, then click “Settings” to bring up the general settings screen for Firefox.  

 

Step 3: Select the “Privacy and Security” on the left side of the screen and then click “Clear Data” under the "Cookies and Site Data" heading.

 

Step 4: When you click “Clear Data,” a confirmation box will appear. Click “Clear Now” to proceed.

 

NOTE: You should close and re-open the browser after completing this step.

 

Microsoft Edge Browser:

Click on the Microsoft Edge Browser Icon. This may be in the start menu, desktop, or toolbar at the bottom of your screen. If you don't see it, click the start menu and type Edge.

 

To open the menu, click on the three dots near the top right of the Edge Browser, then click "Settings."

 

Scroll down until you see "Clear Browsing Data," and click "Choose what to Clear," (one at a time) for the items indicated in the red rectangles in the screenshot below.

 

You will see a screen similar to the one below after clicking "Choose what to clear." If you wish to choose a different time range, you can do so here as well. Once you are ready, click "Clear Now" or "Delete" as indicated on the screen. 

 

NOTE: If you are having browser issues or recently had malware, pop-ups, or similar on your device, click "Reset Settings" on the left side of the settings menu, as seen below. Then click "Restore settings to their default values." and the reset button.

 

 

Safari Apple/Mac Default Browser:

Clear History in the Safari Browser

You can Open Safari by clicking its icon in the Apple "Dock," which is usually at the bottom of the screen.

 

Click either the word "Safari" or "History" in the Safari menu towards the top left, and select "Clear History."

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You will be given the option to click and change how far back to remove history. Once you have made your selection, click "Clear History."

 

 

 

Clear Safari Cache/Cookies:

You can Open Safari by clicking its icon in the Apple "Dock," which is usually at the bottom of the screen.

 

Click on the word “Safari” in the Safari menu towards the top left of the Safari Browser, and click “Settings.”

 

In the new window that opens, click the “Privacy” tab near the top and the button labeled "Manage Website Data..." 

 

You can remove all cached data and cookies from your computer by clicking the “Remove all” button, as noted in the picture below. It will prompt you to confirm, and you can click "Remove Now" to do so. Alternatively, you can select a specific website to search for and remove by clicking it in the list and selecting remove.  

Once completed, you can click "Done" on the open windows and the usual red Circle/X to close any remaining windows and to close the Safari browser itself.  

 

NOTE: Clearing this information may require logging back into certain websites with your login and password. 

 

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