What is my web browser cache and how do I clear it?

Alina Lieber -

Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches/stores information about the places you’ve visited on the web. The purpose for this is to allow your browser to use the stored information so that the next time you visit the same page much faster than retrieving it again. Each computer has only certain amounts of room to do this work and when it gets cluttered up, it can cause strange things to happen with Dedoose and other web sites and services you may visit. Clearing the cache on a regular basis helps improve browser performance and is important to the smooth functioning of web applications, like Dedoose. It is also a prudent thing to do to keep your computer safe as the necessary steps also allow you to clear cookies, stored passwords, and other traces of your browsing activity to help protect your computer from privacy and performance issues. The steps to clear a web browser's cache are specific to each browser (and vary by version as well). A quick web-search for 'clear cache version ' (for example, 'clear cache for Internet Explorer version 8') should help you locate the instructions you need.

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