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Q. How do I clear my browser cache in Google Chrome?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2020     Views: 12878

By default, your web browser stores cookies and other information about sites you visit.  Clearing your browser cache is often the easiest way to fix connection issues with library databases. 

To clear your cache in Google Chrome

  1. Click the Menu in the upper right.
  2. Choose History
    Menu for History settings in Chrome
  3. Choose "Clear Browsing Data."
    Chrome History Options
  4. The most effective setting is to clear all browsing history for All time and to clear browsing history, download history, cached images and files, and cookies
    Clearing browser cache in Chrome
  5. Close your browser and restart to see changes.  

Set Chrome to automatically clear some cache items when it closes


This setting can help prevent caching errors by tidying up each time you exit Chrome.  It may not work if you stay signed into your Google Chrome account. 

  1. Click the Menu in the upper right.
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Scroll down to find Advanced and expand that selection.
  4. Under Privacy and Security, choose button for Content Settings.
    Site Settings under Privacy and Security
  5. Under Site Settings, choose Cookies and Site Data
    Choose Cookies and Site Data
  6. Click the button to Clear Cookies and Site Data when you quit ChromeClear cookies when you quit Chrome

Comments (1)

  1. Thank you so much, here is one visual representation for better understanding if someone wants to have a look- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ulE5-jciE
    by Ray on Mar 17, 2020.