Here is a simple version of the What, Why and Where of Your Cache

If you are like me, you probably have  MULTIPLE websites open at the same time.

This morning while I write this, I count 15 different tabs open!  Could this possibly be why my computer slows down?

What Is Your Browser Cache?

Your cache is the name for a part of your hard drive that is dedicated to storing browser files. Web pages are packed with information, and this information is stored in dozens, hundreds and sometimes thousands of files for just one site. Your browser will cache portions of the page for you so in future visits load times are quicker, improving your overall internet experience.  However it comes at an expense!

Why Clear Your Cache?

I am going to use Fiitfu as an example, but know that this can relate to any website you may be using or clicking through on a daily or weekly basis.

When changes are made to our website like updating a feature, fixing a bug or updating our code, you may run into trouble with your browser’s cache. Occasionally your browser will load your cached info instead of updated portions of Fiitfu pages that you are wanting to use (do you always use the same link to log into Fiitfu or do you start with a fresh link each time?). This can result in a slow down, image errors or glitches in your Fiitfu functionality.

For this reason, it is important to clear your cache so you are able to see the changes that we have implemented on our side, making your experience more enjoyable!

Where Do You Clear Your Cache?

Clearing your Cache is easy, but it is different for each browser.

If you google how to clear your cache, this is what will come up:

Clearing cache in Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools. Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data.

Clearing Cache in Firefox

  1. Click the menu button. and select Options. …
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. In the Cookies and Site Data section, click Clear Data….
  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 about:preferences page.

Clearing Cache in Microsoft Edge

  1. To clear cache and cookies when using Microsoft Edge, follow the steps detailed below: • Click on the. menu button situated in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, click on Choose what to clear.
  4. Click on Clear.

Clearing cache in Safari

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Select Empty Cache.
  3. Click Empty.
  4. Safari 3.x for Windows.
  5. Click the Edit menu.
  6. Select Empty Cache.
  7. Click Empty.

I hope that helps to CLEAR things up 🙂

Have a great day, and practice clearing your cache on a regular basis, especially if you are experiencing a bug on Fiitfu.

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