Performing regular maintenance on your browser will assist to minimise potential security risks.
The browser cache stores your browsing history to web sites including passwords to assist in faster page displays. These sites can be replicated to look almost identical to your legitimate site
Should your device be hacked it is possible to redirect you to sites similar to your regularly visited sites with the aim to obtain usernames and passwords.
To protect your information it is recommended to regularly clear the browser cache so when you visit a site the page is downloaded directly from the server and not from your device.
How to clear the Cache in Internet Explorer 11
- Open IE11
- On the very right-hand side of the browser, click on the gear icon, also called the Tools icon.
- Select Internet Options
- On the General tab and under the Browsing History label select the Delete button.
- Ensure the “Temporary Internet Files and Website files” box is checked.
- You can safely check the remaining boxes if you need and then select the Delete button.
How to clear the Cache in Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome
- Select the Menu button in the top right hand corner and select Settings
- Select Show advanced settings
- Under Privacy select Clear browsing data
How to clear the Cache in Firefox
- Select the Menu button in the top right hand corner and select Options
- Go to Advanced then under the Network tab select Clear Now from the Cached Web Content