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About Clearing Cookies, Cache, & Site Data

An Internet browser's cache is used to help speed up the timing of websites to load by storing various data. Cookies on the other hand are actually small bundles of data saved as text files locally. 

One of the main reasons to clear an internet browser's cookies and cache is to help resolve performance issues - especially those for a specific website. Please note, that routinely clearing the cookies and cache is a general browser housekeeping rule of thumb.  

The below are links to the four major internet browsers' resources for Clearing Cookies, Cache & Site Data

Mozilla Firefox

Clear cookies and site data in Firefox | Firefox Help ( 

Google Chrome

Clear cache & cookies - Google Account Help

Microsoft Edge

Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Support

Apple Safari

Clear the history, cache, and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

It is important to note, that most of the major browser's listed above have this functionality built into the web address toolbar (typically it can be found in the little padlock icon), below is from FireFox:

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