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Clearing cache and cookies – Mozilla FireFox

The Firefox cache temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites you visit in order to speed up your browsing experience. This article describes how to clear the cache.

Clear the cache

    1. Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
    2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
    3. In the Cookies and Site Data section, click Clear Data….
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    4. Remove the check mark in front of Cookies and Site Data.
    5. With Cached Web Content check marked, click the Clear button.
    6. Close the Settings page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

 

Automatically clear the cache

You can set Firefox to automatically clear the cache when Firefox closes:

  1. Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel and go to the History section.
  3. In the drop-down menu next to Firefox will, choose Use custom settings for history.
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  4. Select the check box for Clear history when Firefox closes.
  5. Click the Settings… button. The Settings for Clearing History window will open.
  6. Put a check mark next to Cache and make sure other items you want to keep are not selected.
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  7. Click OK to close the Settings for Clearing History window.
  8. Close the Settings page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.
Tip: There are several add-ons available that allow you to clear the cache using an icon on your toolbar. Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page to do a search. The Mozilla community is not responsible for maintaining and supporting third-party add-ons. Please contact the add-on developer directly if you need assistance with an add-on.

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