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Clearing a Web Browser's Cookies, History, and Cache (Firefox)

Web browsers use a small portion of your local computer's storage to save page elements of visited sites in your web browser's history.  This behavior helps your web browser to load pages more efficiently, but sometimes browsers may pull up cached pages, and not the most recent version of the page. Clearing this information can also help improve your web browser's performance.

Clearing Cookies, History, and Cache in Mozilla Firefox (Windows)

Image of the Mozilla Firefox web browser with the following annotations: 1.Click on the Open Menu button (the button with the three horizontal lines) on the right edge of the screen by the address bar.2.Click on the History icon (with the clock) in the menu that appears.

To clear cookies, history, and cache in Mozilla Firefox,

  1. Click on the Open Menu button (the button with the three horizontal lines) on the right edge of the screen by the address bar.
  2. Click on the History icon (with the clock) in the menu that appears.

Clearing History, Part 2

Image of the list of most recently visited sites with Clear Recent History outlined in a red circle with instructions to select Clear Recent History

You will then see a screen that lists the most recently visited sites.  To clear the browser's history, select the option labeled Clear Recent History at the top.

Clearing History, Part 3

Image of the Clear All History dialog box with the following annotations: 1.Time Range to Clear: Select Everything from the menu.2.Under Details, leave the default checked items checked.3.Click the Clear Now button. Depending on how much information is stored on your computer, this may take a minute or so to complete.

You will now see a dialog box titled Clear All History:

  1. Time Range to Clear: Select Everything from the menu.
  2. Under Details, leave the default checked items checked.
  3. Click the Clear Now button. Depending on how much information is stored on your computer, this may take a minute or so to complete.

Clearing Cookies, History, and Cache in Mozilla Firefox (Mac)

Image of the Mozilla Firefox web browser with the following annotations: 1.Click on the Open Menu button (the button with the three horizontal lines) on the right edge of the screen by the address bar.2.Click on the History icon (with the clock) in the menu that appears.

To clear cookies, history, and cache in Mozilla Firefox,

  1. Click on the Open Menu button (the button with the three horizontal lines) on the right edge of the screen by the address bar.
  2. Click on the History icon (with the clock) in the menu that appears.

Clearing History, Part 2

Image of the list of most recently visited sites with Clear Recent History outlined in a red circle with instructions to select Clear Recent History

You will then see a screen that lists the most recently visited sites.  To clear the browser's history, select the option labeled Clear Recent History at the top.

Clearing History, Part 3

Image of the Clear All History dialog box with the following annotations: 1.Time Range to Clear: Select Everything from the menu.2.Under Details, leave the default checked items checked.3.Click the Clear Now button. Depending on how much information is stored on your computer, this may take a minute or so to complete.

You will now see a dialog box titled Clear All History:

  1. Time Range to Clear: Select Everything from the menu.
  2. Under Details, leave the default checked items checked.
  3. Click the Clear Now button. Depending on how much information is stored on your computer, this may take a minute or so to complete.